Photograph of a group of performers

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 7 1/16 × 8 15/16 in. (18 × 22.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 1/16 × 10 in. (20.5 × 25.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date
1930-1950
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a group of costumed performers. The group is featured in a spotlight with one man standing in front of the row of performers. The man in front and all of the other performers are featured with their arms extended out at their sides and a slightly diagonal, with their proper right legs forward. In the row of performers there are three (3) men and three (3) women who are wearing matching outfits corresponding to their gender. The men wear banded boater hats, striped jackets, diagonally striped ties, and light colored pants. The women wear white jackets with black three-quarter sleeves, pleated white skirts, plaid blouses, and small white hats with plaid bows. The man in front is depicted wearing a light colored suit and straw boater hat with a black band. On the right side of the image is an inscription in black ink that reads, [To Laurie / With Love_ / Fondly / “Ginger”]. There is a stylized photographer's mark printed in the negative in the bottom right corner. There are no inscriptions on the back of the image.
Topic
African American
Comedy
Dance
Entertainers
Music
Musicians
Nightlife
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.40
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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