On verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten, 146 Central Park West. Cannot be reproduced without permission.
Elisabeth Welch was an African American dancer and cabaret singer. She is credited with having popularized the dance the "Charleston" in the show "Runnin' Wild."
African American dancers African American entertainers African American women singers
Photographic prints Photographs Studio portraits
Photographs by Carl Van Vechten are used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; permission of the Trust is required to publish Van Vechten photographs in any format. To learn more, contact the Curator, Yale Collection of American Literature.