Photograph of two men and a woman taken at the Ubangi Club

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2 images
Photograph by
Ubangi Club, American, 1934 - 1944
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 5/8 × 6 3/4 in. (11.8 × 17.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 4 15/16 × 7 in. (12.6 × 17.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1942
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of two men and a woman taken at the Ubangi Club. The souvenir photograph is framed in a green decorative folder (2013.46.25.67.2). The photograph depicts a woman seated between two (2) men. The man on the left is wearing a dark, pinstriped suit, white collared shirt, and a medium toned tie. The woman is wearing a fur stole and hat. She has her hands folded over a dark leather purse resting in her lap. The man on the right is wearing an army uniform with a staff sergeant patch on his proper left arm. A bar is behind them and there are bottles lining the shelves. Above the bar is a partially obstructed, painted mural that depicts a stylized woman, palm tree fronds, and a decorated paddle. An inscription in black ink along the top edge of the photograph reads, [I am happy because / of you / To Laurie R[---?]ie]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
Topic
African American
Dance
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.67.1
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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