Photomontage of Sam Theard

Photograph by
Stiger Studio, American
Subject of
Theard, Sam, American, 1904 - 1982
December 8, 1935
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 15/16 × 7 5/8 in. (25.2 × 19.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 15/16 × 7 7/8 in. (25.2 × 20 cm)
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white photomontage of two (2) images of Sam Theard. Theard, depicted on the left, is seated with his knees drawn up and his elbows resting on his knees. He is looking up towards the image of Theard on the right. In the image of Theard on the right, he is standing with his arms out, bent at the elbows, with his proper right thumb and middle finger held together as if snapping. Theard is wearing the same outfit in both images: plaid pants held up by diagonally striped suspenders, a white short-sleeve collared shirt, and a white cap with a turned up brim. The photographer's mark, handwritten in green, and located in the center of the bottom edge reads, [Stiger / K.C. Mo.]. In the top left corner of the image is a handwritten inscription in black ink that reads, [From original Lovin Sam Theard. / To a Very Sweet Kid / Laura Cathrell / 12/8/35 / CATCH ON?]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
Place made
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
Composers (Musicians)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
2 image(s)