The Show-Down vol. 1 no. 6

Published by
Show-Down Publishing Company, American, founded 1935
Edited by
Cathrell, Sally J. Jr., American, 1913 - 1981
Written by
Mays, Gene
Subject of
Waller, Fats, American, 1904 - 1943
Brown, Anne Wiggins, Norwegian, 1912 - 2009
Duncan, Todd, American, 1903 - 1998
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 11 1/4 × 8 3/4 × 1/16 in. (28.6 × 22.3 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 1/4 × 17 1/2 × 1/4 in. (28.6 × 44.4 × 0.7 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Documents and Published Materials
Place printed
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
May 1936
The Show-Down magazine, volume 1, number 6. The front cover is green with brown print and features a brown tinted image of Todd Duncan and Anne Brown, against a gradient background. Duncan is depicted from the waist up and Brown from the shoulders up. Duncan is wearing a white collared shirt. Brown is wearing a light colored, ruffled blouse. They are both looking off to the upper left edge of the image and are smiling. The main cover line is centered along the bottom fourth of the front cover and reads [“Fats” Waller – A New King / by Gene Mays]. The masthead is centered in the top third of the front cover, and reads, [THE / SHOW DOWN]. A horizontal brown line extends from either side of the word [THE]. The text, [SHOW DOWN], is in large, block lettering patterned with vertical white stripes. The price is centered below the mast head, [Fifteen Cents]. The date is printed in boxes on either side of the image, [May] on the left, and [1936] 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
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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