Photograph of Laura Cathrell and two female performers in costume

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Cathrell, Laura, 1915 - 1999
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 6 5/16 × 4 5/16 in. (16.1 × 10.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 6 7/8 × 4 15/16 in. (17.5 × 12.5 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date
1930-1950
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Laura Cathrell and two (2) female performers in costume, dancing on a stage. Cathrell is centrally depicted with the two (2) female performers on either side of her. Cathrell’s proper right arm is raised in front of her and her proper left arm is behind her in mid-swing. The performers are all wearing identical costumes that include black shorts, a matching bikini top embellished with sequins, and a matching vest with winged shoulders, embellished with sequins and fastened to the shorts. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Dance
Music
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.199
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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