Photograph of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson seated with a group at a table

Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Robinson, Bill "Bojangles", American, 1878 - 1949
Edison, Birdie Warfield, American
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Date
1933-1950
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 7/16 × 6 7/16 in. (11.3 × 16.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 4 15/16 × 6 15/16 in. (12.6 × 17.7 cm)
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson seated with a group at a table with a group of six people. The group is depicted sitting around a rectangular table covered with a white tablecloth. The woman on the far left is wearing a satiny dress with a large bow below the front collar. The woman next to her is wearing a medium toned jacket and matching skirt over a light colored blouse. The woman to the right of center, chorine Birdie Warfield Edison, is wearing a medium toned dress. She has shoulder length hair with rolled bangs. The woman on the far right is wearing a light colored short sleeve sweater and plaid skirt. Robinson is depicted wearing a light tone suit jacket, dark tone pants, a white collared shirt, and a light tone tie. He is leaning back in his chair and smiling at the viewer. The man who is sitting on his haunches next to him, has his proper right arm around Robinson’s shoulders and his proper left arm around Edison’s back. He is wearing a dark suit jacket, light tone pants, and a white collared shirt. The man seated on the right is wearing a suit, a white collared shirt, and a diagonal striped tie. Sitting on the table are glasses, ashtrays, a pack of cigarettes, and a black, canister shape purse with wrist handle. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Amusements
Nightlife
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.198
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d8954344-8ae4-4fe2-9daa-cc752d3b56a4
2 image(s)