The Show-Down vol. 1 no. 10

Image for The Show-Down vol. 1 no. 10
Published by
Show-Down Publishing Company, American, founded 1935
Edited by
Cathrell, Sally J. Jr., American, 1913 - 1981
Written by
Lawrence, Neil
Subject of
Waters, Ethel, American, 1896 - 1977
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 11 1/4 × 8 13/16 × 1/16 in. (28.6 × 22.4 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 1/4 × 17 1/2 × 3/16 in. (28.6 × 44.4 × 0.4 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
October 1936
The Show-Down magazine, volume 1, number 10. The front cover is green with navy print and features a blue tinted, circular image of Ethel Waters against a blue background. Waters is depicted from the neck up. Her head is turned and she is looking towards the right side of the image. She wears a white fur stole. The main cover line is centered along the bottom fourth of the front cover and reads, [Beginning - / "Dark Ghetto" / by Neil Lawrence]. The date and price are printed along the bottom edge of the front cover and reads, [October - 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 features an advertisement for Norton & Margot’s Dance Studio. This magazine issue is fourteen (14) 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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