Photograph of The Henry LeTang Dancers at Club 845

  • Image for Photograph of The Henry LeTang Dancers at Club 845
  • Image for Photograph of The Henry LeTang Dancers at Club 845
2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Cathrell, Laura, 1915 - 1999
Unidentified Woman or Women
LeTang, Henry Dancers, American
LeTang, Henry, American, 1915 - 2007
Club 845, American, founded 1945
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 9/16 × 6 5/8 in. (11.6 × 16.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 4 15/16 × 6 15/16 in. (12.6 × 17.7 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1947
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of The Henry LeTang Dancers at Club 845, posing in matching costumes. Each of the six (6) women is wearing a large scalloped headpiece, a crop top with winged shoulders, and a long skirt with an embellished waist. Two (2) of the women are kneeling on the ground, leaning sideways on one arm, with their other arm held up. Two (2) stand behind them with their arms out, bent at the elbow, with their palms held up. The remaining two (2) women stand on either side, with their arms bent at the elbow and hands held at chest level. A large number of tables are set up behind the women. Each table is covered with a tablecloth and set with two (2) chairs. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Dance
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.17
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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