This work is a black and white photograph of an elderly woman putting on her lipstick at an outdoor cafe. She’s holding a mirror to see her reflection and has white, short, curly hair and glasses. She’s wearing earrings, a watch with a round face, and rings on her middle and index fingers. Her dress is flower patterned with lace around the collar and sleeves.  The table has two glasses, plates, crumpled up napkins and her purse. Behind her a woman and a man are eating lunch. In the back right of the composition, a couple are walking in front of a Banana Republic store with bicycles parked out front.

Woman with Lipstick

Fannie Tapper

1990