Print of Cab Calloway with his band and dancers onstage at the Cotton Club

Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Calloway, Cab, American, 1907 - 1994
Cotton Club, American, 1923 - 1940
Date
1937; printed 1970s
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 3 11/16 × 4 3/4 in. (9.4 × 12 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 4 × 5 in. (10.2 × 12.7 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph of dancers in matching outfits in front of Cab Calloway. Calloway is depicted wearing a light colored tuxedo. The large group of women dancers are wearing matching white tops with black and white vertically striped shorts. Calloway's band is also visible in the background.
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Harlem Renaissance (New Negro Movement)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
Composers (Musicians)
Conductors (Musicians)
Dance
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Popular music
Segregation
Singers (Musicians)
Stereotypes
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cabella Calloway Langsam
Object number
2013.237.12
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f6494770-3ca1-42ae-b87c-beae211a2706
3 image(s)