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Portrait of Nan Halperin in White Trimmed Coat
Nan Halperin appeared on the vaudeville stage at the age of fifteen performing impersonations and comedic musical numbers. Over the course of her career, she became known as America’s “Famous Satirist” for her impersonations of the life stages of ordinary American women as well as the "Wonder Girl" because of how fast she was able to change costumes while doing these impersonations. In this photograph, Halperin sports a plush, white fur-trimmed coat, silk blouse, and soutache hat with a folded brim. She is turned away from the camera with an expression like she is in mid-conversation with someone out of the frame. She could also be disregarding the shot, assuming the cavalier persona associated with her affluent attire.