Photograph of Laura Cathrell performing on stage

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Cathrell, Laura, 1915 - 1999
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (24.1 × 19 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 15/16 × 8 in. (25.3 × 20.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date
ca. 1938
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Laura Cathrell performing on stage. Cathrell is centrally depicted, standing behind a microphone on a stage. She is standing in three quarters profile, looking towards the left side of the image. She is wearing a short, light colored, dress costume with wide, elbow length sleeves. Two (2) female performers are depicted walking across the stage towards the right side of the image behind Cathrell. They are both wearing short, sequined dress costumes with wide collars. They are also wearing metallic headbands. Newsprint is adhered to the back of the photograph. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Dance
Entertainers
Music
Nightlife
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.123
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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