Photograph of Jack Oakie and Jesse Owens

  • Image for Photograph of Jack Oakie and Jesse Owens
  • Image for Photograph of Jack Oakie and Jesse Owens
2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Distributed by
Paramount Pictures, American, founded 1912
Subject of
Owens, Jesse, American, 1913 - 1980
Oakie, Jack, American, 1903 - 1978
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 3/16 × 7 1/2 in. (23.3 × 19 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 × 8 1/8 in. (25.4 × 20.7 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1935
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Jesse Owens and Jack Oakie. Both Owens and Oakie are crouched on the ground, posing in a runner's four point start position. Owens, depicted on the left, is wearing a light colored suit, with a striped tie, and a flower in his proper left lapel. Oakie is wearing a black tuxedo, a black bow tie, and a white flower in his proper left lapel. They are posing on a sidewalk in front of a large wooden door. The image is bordered with white and along bottom is centered black text that reads, [Copr. 1935, Paramount Productions, Inc. Permission granted for Newspaper and Magazine reproductions. (Made in U.S.A.)]. A handwritten inscription in blue pencil on the back reads, [Jack Okie [sic] / & / Jessie [sic] Owens].
Topic
African American
Actors
Athletes
Comedy
Entertainers
Hollywood (Film)
Photography
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.104
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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