Published by
Johnson Publishing Company, American, 1942 - 2019
Subject of
Horne, Lena, American, 1917 - 2010
Ellington, Duke, American, 1899 - 1974
October 1949
ink on paper
H x W: 13 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (33.7 x 25.7 cm)
An issue of Ebony Magazine from October 1949. The cover features Lena Horne and Duke Ellington against an orange background. Ellington, in a grey suit, embraces Horne, who wears a burgundy dress with white polka dots. Overlapping with the portrait at bottom right is [THE DUKE AND DUCHESS / OF THE MUSIC WORLD] in white text against a red background. At top left is the [EBONY] title in white text against a red background with [A JOHNSON PUBLICATION] just below it. At top right [AMERICA'S / MOST-MARRIED / NEGROES]. At bottom left [OCTOBER 1949 30c].
The interior contents include articles on "Dixie lawmakers spend record funds on state schools," Horne and Ellington, a choir featured in films, Smalls Paradise nightclub in Harlem, the dancer Katherine Dunham, an annual Baptist convention, the cover story "Most-Married Negroes," politics in Chicago, and "Negroes in Pro Football." There are also numerous advertisements including a Pepsi Cola campaign featuring Talladega College. The back cover features an advertisement for Schenley whiskey.
Place printed
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
magazines (periodicals)
Black Press
Composers (Musicians)
Mass media
Modern dance
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Stephanie Capparell, author of The Real Pepsi Challenge
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Ebony Media Group LLC
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