The Show-Down vol. 1 no. 9

Image for The Show-Down vol. 1 no. 9
Published by
Show-Down Publishing Company, American, founded 1935
Edited by
Cathrell, Sally J. Jr., American, 1913 - 1981
Written by
Dancer, Maurice
Subject of
Moses, Ethel, American, 1904 - 1982
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 11 5/16 × 8 13/16 × 1/16 in. (28.8 × 22.4 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 5/16 × 17 7/16 × 1/4 in. (28.8 × 44.3 × 0.7 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
September 1936
The Show-Down magazine, volume 1, number 9. The front cover is green with navy print and features a blue tinted image of Ethel Moses against a light blue background. Moses is depicted from the shoulders up. Her head is turned and she looking up to the left corner of the image. She wears a plaid coat over a white blouse and dark jacket. The main cover line is centered along the bottom fourth of the front cover and reads ["The Green Pastures" / Sensational Masterful Screen Production]. The date and price are printed along the bottom edge of the front cover and reads, [September – 1936] on the left and [Fifteen Cents] on the right. The masthead is centered in the top third 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 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
Hollywood (Film)
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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