The Show-Down vol. 2 no. 1

Image for The Show-Down vol. 2 no. 1
Published by
Show-Down Publishing Company, American, founded 1935
Edited by
Cathrell, Sally J. Jr., American, 1913 - 1981
Photograph by
Maurice Seymour Studio, American, founded 1929
Written by
Lawrence, Neil
Dancer, Maurice
Albagli, Victor
Subject of
Anderson, Ivie, American, 1905 - 1949
Moseley, Thomas, American, 1878 - 1971
Lunceford, Jimmie, American, 1902 - 1947
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 10 7/8 × 8 3/16 × 1/16 in. (27.7 × 20.8 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 10 7/8 × 16 5/16 × 3/8 in. (27.7 × 41.4 × 0.9 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
November 1936
The Show-Down magazine, volume 2, number 1. The front cover is green with navy print and features a blue tinted, image of Ivie Anderson against a blue background. Anderson is depicted from the shoulders up. Her head is turned and she is looking towards the upper right side of the image. The top right corner of the image has been replaced by a graphic of a wooden fence. The bottom left corner depicts an illustration of a turkey. Four cover lines to the left of the image read, [FINAL CHAPTER / "Dark Ghetto" / By / NEIL LAWRENCE], [PLAY BUREAU / "Fair Exchange" / By / VICTOR ALBAGLI], ["NOAH'S" / Thomas Moseley / By / MAURICE DANCER], and ["Rhythmania" / JIMMIE LUNCEFORD]. Text across the bottom of the page reads [FIRST ANNIVERSARY / November 1936 Ten Cents]. A horizontal line forms a border below the text. 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 Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra. This magazine issue is twenty (20) 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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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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