Photograph of three men with three female performers in costume

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Cathrell, Laura, 1915 - 1999
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 13/16 × 6 3/4 in. (12.3 × 17.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 1/16 × 6 15/16 in. (12.8 × 17.7 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Date
1930-1950
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of three (3) men with three (3) female performers in costume. The six (6) are seated around a small table covered with a white table cloth. One of the performers is seated on the lap of the man seated in the center of the table. Laura Cathrell is the woman seated on the left. All of the women are wearing identical costumes with white bodices with beaded embellishments that decorate the front of the bodice. They each wear halo-style headdresses with sweetheart shaped front brims, decorated with feather plumes and beaded embellishments on the brim. Each dancer also wears arm-length fingerless gloves, also detailed with beading. The men are all depicted wearing dark and medium toned suits with collared shirts and ties. On the table are glasses, an ashtray, and a piece of silverware. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Dance
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.196
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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