Collection Artwork
Carl Van Vechten (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1880 – 1964, New York, New York)
[Claude Thompson as Islander in “Jamaica”]
February 5, 1959
gelatin silver print
image size: 5 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.
image size: 5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.
paper size: 5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
probably photographed in New York, New York, United States, North America
2017.41.796
Blindstamped, lower left: PHOT[OGR]APH BY / CARL VAN VECHTEN
Inscribed, verso, upper center: Claude Thompson / in the Bikini Scene / in Jamaica

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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Pattern by Monica Andrews '19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.