Table knocker from the Elk's Rendezvous nightclub

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Elks Rendezvous, American, ca. 1930 - 1945
Date
1930 - 1945
Medium
pigment on wood
Dimensions
L x W: 7 × 3/4 in. (17.8 × 1.9 cm)
Description
Elk's Rendezvous table knocker in the shape of a small mallet with a small wooden cylinder as a head, dyed red. The head has two incised lines that run around the head's circumference. The handle, a plain straight stick, has the words "Elks Rendezvous/ Harlem's Foremost Cabaret/ 133rd & Lenox Ave. NYC/ 3 Shows Nightly AU 3-8111" stamped lengthways along it. Stamped on either side of the text is an orange geometric pattern around the handle.
Place used
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Movement
Harlem Renaissance (New Negro Movement)
Type
musical instruments
noisemakers
Topic
Amusements
Jazz (Music)
Music
Musical Theatre
Nightlife
Popular music
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Vicki Gold Levi
Object number
2013.223.69
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56249d7a2-fb98-4218-b61f-08d7af8f882c
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