Photographic postcard from Club Savannah

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Photograph by
Bennett, Bill
Printed by
Color Litho, American
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Club Savannah, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 7/16 × 3 7/16 in. (13.8 × 8.8 cm)
Type
portraits
photographic postcards
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place printed
Arlington, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1950-1963
Description
A photographic postcard a female performer in costume at Club Savannah. The woman is depicted standing in three quarters profile on a stage, with her head turned towards the viewer, and her left foot is extended in front of her. She is wearing a pink bathing suit style costume with large pink feathers in her hair, and white, elbow length gloves. Her proper left arm is extended upwards and her proper right arm down and outward. She is holding the sides of a pink sheer cape so that the fabric is displayed. Behind her is a tan curtain with the word [Savannah[?]] embroidered in red sequins over the curtain. On the back, text along the top edge reads [“A SAVANNAH PEACH” / appearing nightly / CLUB SAVANNAH / Greenwich Village, N.Y.C.]. Printed in the bottom left corner and down the middle is information about the photographer and printer. In the text box on the left is an inscription in blue ink that reads, [To Maggie: - / My most warmest / and Sincerest to a “most / personable Lady” My / Love to you always. / Sincerely / Pat Lumen[?] / (Mc Cealla[?])]. The postcard is addressed on the right side, [Dearest Maggie / Happiness Street / Love Always, N.Y. / xxxxxx (Kisses)].
Topic
African American
Correspondence
Dance
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.191
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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