Photograph of a man and two chorus girls from the Plantation Club

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
The Plantation Club, American, 1930s
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 1/8 × 2 5/16 in. (10.4 × 5.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 4 1/2 × 2 11/16 in. (11.5 × 6.9 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1935
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a man two (2) chorus girls from the Plantation Club in Harlem, New York. The women are depicted standing on either side of the man. The woman on the left side of the image has her proper left arm resting on the man’s shoulder. The women are wearing matching white, short sleeve shirts, and dark, wide legged sailor pants with white side buttons and pockets. The man is wearing a dark toned, double breasted suit jacket, medium toned pants, a medium toned collared shirt, and a patterned tie. He has a white pocket square in his proper left breast pocket. An inscription in black ink on the front of the photograph reads, [Chickie N.Y.C. me[?]]. There are no inscriptions on the 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
2013.46.25.255
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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