Photograph of the Rose Buds performing at the Rose Room

Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Cathrell, Laura, 1914 - 1999
Edison, Birdie Warfield, American
Unidentified Woman or Women
Rose Buds, American
Johnnie Cole's, American
Rose Room, American
Date
1952-1953
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image and sheet): 4 3/4 × 6 1/2 in. (12 × 16.5 cm)
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of the dance ensemble, the Rose Buds, performing on a stage in front of a band at the Rose Room. The four female dancers are dressed in matching outfits comprised of a striped, corset dress with a small ruffle skirt and matching elbow length gloves. A top hat tied with a large bow sits askew on each woman's head. The dancer on the far right is Laura Cathrell and the dancer at the center of the photograph is Birdie Warfield Edison. There is a band depicted on the left side of the image. The visible male musicians includes two saxophonists, a drummer, and a bass player. Two music stands have the text, [JOHNNIE / COLE'S], printed on the front. The women stand on a stage surrounded by dinner tables. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph. Four inscriptions, by the same hand, on the front of the photograph read, [me[?] Bunny Toby LAUR / A]. The identifiers are written by each dancer. An inscription in black ink on the back of the photograph reads, [Here Are The four / "Rose Buds” / that father[sic] Devine / was speaking of in in[sic] / the paper AT / forbes[sic] Beach -].
Place captured
Cliffwood, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Dance
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.208
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55b64681a-7856-472c-a77f-a5ea2d0e8c6a
2 image(s)