Photograph by
Bigham, Leslie E.
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Small's Paradise, American, founded 1925
after 1925
silver and photographic gelatin or photographic paper
H x W (Image): 6 15/16 × 9 1/2 in. (17.6 × 24.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 7 15/16 × 9 15/16 in. (20.2 × 25.2 cm)
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a small party of men and women at Small's Paradise in Harlem, New York. Five (5) women and four (4) men are depicted seated and standing behind a dinner table covered with a white tablecloth. The table is covered with bottles, glasses, flowers, and a white cake topped with lit candles. The woman seated at the center of the table is holding a knife and cutting into the cake. The wall behind group features a mural with illustrated foliage and a large bird. A waiter pours champagne on the left side of the image. White text in the negative at the bottom left corner reads [SMALL'S PARADISE / HARLEM - NEW YORK]. There is an inscription in pencil and two stamp marks in black ink on the back of the image.
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
Jazz (Music)
Social life and customs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible

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