The Show-Down vol. 1 no. 1

Image for The Show-Down vol. 1 no. 1
Published by
Show-Down Publishing Company, American, founded 1935
Photograph by
Stiger Studio, American
Edited by
Cathrell, Sally J. Jr., American, 1913 - 1981
Subject of
Cathrell, Laura, 1915 - 1999
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 11 5/16 × 8 9/16 × 1/16 in. (28.8 × 21.7 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 5/16 × 17 1/8 × 3/16 in. (28.8 × 43.5 × 0.5 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
November 7, 1935
The Show-Down magazine, volume 1, number 1. The front cover is white with green print and features a green tinted image of Laura Cathrell, against a dark background. Cathrell is wearing a dark, long sleeve dress with a V-neck and puffed sleeves. She is standing in three-quarters profile, with her head turned towards the viewer, and holding her hands steepled in front of her waist. White text printed in the negative of the image at the bottom right corner reads, [Stiger / K.C. Mo.]. The main cover line is printed just below the image of Cathrell and reads, [LAURIE CATHRELL (Story on Page 8)]. The date is printed along the top edge of the front cover and reads, [November] on the left and [1935] on the right. The masthead is centered along the top fourth of the front cover, and reads, [THE / SHOW DOWN]. The text, [SHOW DOWN], is in large, block lettering patterned with vertical white stripes. The price is printed along the bottom edge of the front cover [15 Cents] on the left and [Per Copy] on the right. An inscription in blue ink, written over the bottom right corner of the image reads, [To my darling Mother / whom I owe all / my success! / Sally J. Cathrell / 11/7/35]. The interior pages are white and green with black text and black-and-white images. The back cover is blank. This magazine issue is sixteen (16) pages.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
African American
Jazz (Music)
Mass media
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
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
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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