Promotional photo of Cab Calloway and his Orchestra

Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Calloway, Cab, American, 1907 - 1994
Date
1930s
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 9/16 × 7 1/2 in. (21.7 × 19.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 × 8 3/16 in. (25.4 × 20.8 cm)
Description
A black and white promotional photograph of Cab Calloway. Calloway is pictured in the center of the image, light by a round spotlight and casting a large shadow on the plain wall behind him. He wears a light colored, double breasted suit with dark colored bow tie and white pocket square. His arms are bent at the elbows and his arms raised chest high, palms facing down. A conductor's baton is in his proper right hand. At the bottom left of the image is the photographer's mark: [Bloom / Chicago]. Along the bottom of the photograph is printed on the left side: [CAB CALLOWAY / and his Cotton Club / Orchestra] and on the right side: [CAB CALLOWAY, INC. / 1619 BROADWAY / NEW YORK CITY]. There are no marks or inscriptions on the back.
Place made
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Harlem Renaissance (New Negro Movement)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Composers (Musicians)
Conductors (Musicians)
Dance
Jazz (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cabella Calloway Langsam
Object number
2013.237.15
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a5354e96-f7c4-4826-a8f0-bcba26cf82ca
2 image(s)