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on verso, top center, typed in black ink on tan paper: MAID OF COTTON / Left to right: Karen Stark, designer; Mrs. Richard M. / Nixon; Vice President Nixon; Harvey Berin, designer. Nixon / autographs Berin's program.; center left and center right stamped perpendicular in black ink: PHOTO BY ELLIS; center stamped perpendicular: APR 28 1954; center right stamped in red ink: WASHINGTON POST / LIBRARY / RECEIVED / APR 29 1954 / RETURN PROMPTLY; by Corcoran Gallery of Art, bottom right in graphite: 2005.010.046


Washington Post Library, Washington, DC; Arthur Ellis, Washington, DC; Frederica Ellis, wife of the artist, Washington, DC; Debra Weingarten Jacobs, niece of the artist, North Bethesda, MD, 2001; gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2005; acquired by NGA, 2015.

Exhibition History

Front Page: The Photographs of Arthur Ellis, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, July 2 – August 14, 2003

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