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
Club 845, American, founded 1945
LeTang, Henry Dancers, American
LeTang, Henry, American, 1915 - 2007
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 9/16 × 6 9/16 in. (11.6 × 16.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 4 15/16 × 6 15/16 in. (12.5 × 17.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
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 that opens in front. The women are depicted standing in a semicircle, facing the viewer, with their hands holding the front of their skirts open and with one leg extended forward. Laura Cathrell is the performer depicted on the far left side of the image. The two women in the center are standing back-to-back and the rest of the women are turned slightly towards the center. 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
Dance
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.194
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible

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