Photograph of six female dancers performing at Club 845

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Club 845, American, founded 1945
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 1/2 × 6 7/8 in. (11.5 × 17.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 4 15/16 × 6 15/16 in. (12.6 × 17.7 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
mid 20th century
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of six (6) female dancers performing at Club 845. The dancers are dressed in matching white costumes. The women are wearing knee length, light toned robes with the neckline, front edges, and bottom hems embellished with fur. The woman depicted in the center has robes with dark fur embellishments and the other women’s robes are embellished in light toned fur. The dancers are standing in a row, in various positions. The three (3) women on the left are turn towards the right edge of the image and the three (3) women on the right are turned towards the left edge of the image. There is a band depicted behind the row of dancers. In the background on the right, is a drum kit and an amplifier with the number [84[5][?]] painted inside the letter [C]. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Topic
Dance
Jazz (Music)
Music
Nightlife
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.230
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible

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