Artist; given to William “Bill” Earl, presumably December 1960; (Ursus Rare Books, Ltd., New York, New York, Fall 2016, cat. 336, lot 45, collection of photographs by Carl Van Vechten); purchased by Jack Shear, New York; given to the Tang Teaching Museum, 2017. |  Cat. 336, Lot 45 incorrectly states the number of photographs in the collection as 429; there are 434 photographs in the collection.
Blindstamped, lower center:: PHOT[OGR]APH BY / CARL VAN VECHTEN Inscribed, verso, upper middle: Alvin Ailey
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