[Elderly woman with glasses, head scarf and shawl]; Hahn, Alta Ruth; ca.1930; 19...

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

[Elderly woman with glasses, head scarf and shawl]

About this object

Alta Ruth Hahn was an amateur photography who was active throughout the 1930's. She was born in Springfield, Illinois in 1901, and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1922. She began working for Sales Magazine in New York in 1928, and became the editorial vice president in 1959. The author of "Shop Talk About Selling," she was also the recipient of 1958 Business Woman of the Year award.

This image depicts an elderly woman in glasses with a head scarf wrapped around her head and a shawl on her shoulders.

Maker

Hahn, Alta Ruth

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

Photograph

Date Made

ca.1930

Medium and Materials

Gelatin silver print.

Inscription and Marks

verso: [pencil] 82:020:21

Measurements

image: 23.6 cm x 18.7 cm
overall: 24.1 cm x 19.3 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

20th Century Photography

Subject and Association Keywords

1930s

Subject and Association Keywords

gelatin silver

Subject and Association Keywords

Woman

Subject and Association Keywords

old woman

Subject and Association Keywords

head scarf

Subject and Association Keywords

Black and White

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraiture

Subject and Association Keywords

Glasses

Subject and Association Keywords

shawl

Credit Line

Gift of Dr Robert Drapkin

Object Type

photograph

Object number

1982:0020:0001

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