The Show-Down vol. 1 no. 5

Image for The Show-Down vol. 1 no. 5
Published by
Show-Down Publishing Company, American, founded 1935
Edited by
Cathrell, Sally J. Jr., American, 1913 - 1981
Written by
Jenkins, Theodore C.
Subject of
Williams, Lucretia, American
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 11 5/16 × 8 3/4 × 1/16 in. (28.7 × 22.3 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 5/16 × 17 1/2 × 3/8 in. (28.7 × 44.5 × 0.9 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
April 1936
The Show-Down magazine, volume 1, number 5. The front cover is white with blue print and features a blue tinted image of Lucretia Williams, against a gradient background. Williams is depicted in bust pose, wearing a light colored, collared jacket. She is seated with her hands folded and resting on a flat surface in front of her. She is looking off to the right edge of the image and is smiling. The main cover line is centered along the bottom fourth of the front cover and reads [A Short Short Story / By Theo. C. Jenkins]. The masthead is centered in the top fourth of the front cover, and reads, [THE / SHOW DOWN]. A horizontal blue line extends from either side of the word [THE]. The text, [SHOW DOWN], is in large, block lettering patterned with vertical white stripes. The date and price is printed below the mast head, [April 1936] on the left, and [Price 15c] on the right. The interior pages are white and green with black text and black-and-white images. The back cover is blank. This magazine issue is fifteen (15) 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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