Photograph of a group of three men and ten women

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 2 3/8 × 4 1/16 in. (6 × 10.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 2 11/16 × 4 7/16 in. (6.8 × 11.2 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date
ca. 1935
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of three (3) men and ten (10) women. Six (6) of the women are wearing matching costumes. The women in costume are wearing white wearing bikini tops with black bands on the shoulder straps and along the bust line and matching bottoms. The group is depicted standing and kneeling in three (3) rows. There are four (4) women in the bottom row. The two (2) women depicted at each end of the row are wearing costumes. The other two (2) women, depicted in the center of the row, are wearing white blouses. The woman right of center, is slightly forward of the others in the bottom row. The middle row has four (4) women, three (3) in costume and one (1) woman, on the far right, wearing a white halter top and short white skirt. The three (3) women in costume have their arms around each other’s shoulders. The top row has three (3) men in dark suits and two (2) women. The heads of the man in the center of the row, and the woman to the right of him, are partially cut off. The men are standing on the far left, the far right, and in the center. Behind the group is tall fencing and a brick wall. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Dance
Entertainers
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.252
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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