Poster of Sammy Davis, Jr. used at Club Harlem, Atlantic City

Subject of
Davis, Sammy Jr., American, 1925 - 1990
Medium
lithographic ink on paper , wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 30 3/4 x 29 1/16 (78.1 x 73.8 x 0.1 cm)
Type
portraits
posters
Place used
32 North Kentucky, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
1955-1975
Description
(2013.2.3a) A black and white poster of an image of Sammy Davis, Jr. He is seen from the chest up, wearing a tuxedo, bow tie, and white shirt. On his shirt there are small dark pin stripes and three (3) dark buttons can be seen. In this front pocket is small, white pocket square. Davis is seen smiling into the camera. In the lower left corner along the bottom is a small white triangle with Davis' name in capital, black letters: [SAMMY DAVIS JR]. (2013.2.3b) A wooden frame holds the poster.
Topic
African American
Actors
Entertainers
Nightlife
Segregation
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of CBBHFI-Henrietta Shelton
Object number
2013.2.3ab
Restrictions & Rights
@ Getty Images. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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