A broadside for a James Brown concert at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. The Broadside features a color image of James Brown singing with his eyes closed. Written in yellow and blue lettering at the top of the broadside is “James Brown.” On the bottom right corner in yellow and white text and blue and white text is “THURSDAY / OCTOBER 21 / 7 PM.” At the bottom left is the Soaring Eagle Casino’s logo. At the bottom center is information on ticketing and hotel packages.
A black-and-white cabinet card photograph of a woman and man in formal dress standing next to a chair. The woman is wearing a dark colored skirt, top and dark fingerless gloves. Her left hand is resting on the chair back. The man is wearing a dark colored suit with a light colored shirt and bowtie. His left hand is resting on the chair back. Text printed on the card below the photograph says “Schmitz” and “Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.” There are no inscriptions.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Don L. Durrah and D. Simone Durrah Logan in memory of Hattie J. Durr Whiddon Graham (1873-1950); Christopher Columbus Wayman Whiddon (1894-1973); Lina Irene
A round sweetgrass basket (a) with lid (b) sewn by Sue Middleton. The basket is made of coils of dried sweetgrass bound with strips of dried palmetto, with pine needles sewn in for color. The base of the basket has a flat bottom, with pine needles creating a darker circle in the middle of the base. Rising up from the base are straight sides with one coil of sweetgrass sewn in around the exterior of the basket in a decorative pattern that rises up straight from the base, runs along the top for several inches, then straight back down to the base, follows along the base for several inches, and then repeats. Behind the decorative coil is a band of darker pine needles. Above the deorative coil, the sides of the basket begin to slope inward, forming a narrower mouth for the lid to fit over. The round lid has a small knob handle in the center and then slopes slightly down, with a small lip extending down to fit over the mouth of the basket. The handle has pine needles woven in and around, with a decorative knot in the very top and five decorative knots dispersed evenly around the base of the handle. There is a band of pine needles around the edge of the basket lid.