Photographic postcard of the Cuban Knights Social Club

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2 images
Printed by
Orcajo Photo Art, American
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Cuban Knights Social Club
St. Louis Crackerjacks, American, 1938
West End Hall, American
Green, Harold
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 3 7/16 × 5 7/16 in. (8.7 × 13.8 cm)
Type
portraits
photographic postcards
Place depicted
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Place printed
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date
1937
Description
A photographic postcard featuring a sepia toned image of twelve (12) young men dressed similarly in white jackets with medium toned lapels, dark pants, and dark ties with tie clips. They are arranged in two (2) rows, with five (5) seated in front and seven (7) standing at the back. The three (3) men in the center of the front row are holding a sign that reads [CUBAN KNIGHTS / Social Club]. The number [3217] is printed in the negative, in the bottom left corner. The back of the postcard has the text [POST CARD] printed at the top in black and traced over by hand in pencil. The left half of the page has black printed text that reads [CORRESPONDENCE / Dear Friend: / You are invited to our / ANNUAL FREE MATINEE / West End Hall / Vandeventer and Finney Aves. / Sunday, April 11, '37 4-8 p.m. / Music by / ST. LOUIS CRACKERJACKS / Admission and Checking Free / Thanking you, / The Cuban Knights / Courtesy fee 15c]. The name of the manufacturer, [ORCAJO PHOTO ART, DAYTON, OHIO], is printed vertically to the left of the text. The right half is addressed [To / Sally Cathell / From / Harold Green], handwritten in pencil.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
American West
Correspondence
Fraternal organizations
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.13
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
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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