Construction paper with two photographs of performing female dancers

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Cathrell, Laura, 1915 - 1999
Club 845, American, founded 1945
Rose Room, American
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with adhesive and paper
Dimensions
H x W (Overall): 11 × 7 1/4 in. (27.9 × 18.4 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25188a Image): 4 9/16 × 6 3/4 in. (11.6 × 17.2 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25188a Sheet): 4 15/16 × 6 15/16 in. (12.6 × 17.6 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25188b Image): 4 11/16 × 6 5/8 in. (11.9 × 16.8 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25188b Sheet): 5 1/16 × 7 1/16 in. (12.8 × 17.9 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
Cliffwood, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
before 1960
Description
Construction paper with two silver gelatin prints depicting two (2) black-and-white images of female dancers performing on stage at Club 845 and The Rose Room. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the paper.
2014.46.25.188a: A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of five (5) female dancers performing at Club 845. The dancers are dressed in matching white costumes. The costumes are white, short sleeved dresses, with scalloped skirts and wide, striped ribbon belts at the waist. Their matching hats are also white with wide, upturned brims, decorated with striped ribbons that match their belts. The dancers are standing in a row, with their arms akimbo and hands rest on their waists. Their proper right legs extended and they are looking towards the left edge of the image. There is a band depicted behind the row of dancers. Laura Cathrell is the dancer depicted on the far right. In the background on the left, is a man seated at table covered with a white table cloth behind velvet roped stanchions. In the background on the right, is a drum kit and an amplifier with the number [845] painted inside the letter [C]. There are no inscriptions on the front of the photograph.
2014.46.25.188b: A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of four (4) female dancers performing at the Rose Room. The dancers are dressed in matching costumes of light colored, short, strapless dresses with layered skirts. The women are also wearing white, kid gloves, chokers, and fascinators with large feather plumes and chin straps. The women stand on a stage surrounded dinner tables filled with men and women. There are no inscriptions on the front of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Dance
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.188ab
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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