Advertisement for the Dixie Spiritual Singers and a drawing of a boat

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  • Image for Advertisement for the Dixie Spiritual Singers and a drawing of a boat
2 images
Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Dixie Spiritual Singers, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 6 1/4 × 16 in. (15.9 × 40.6 cm)
Type
broadsides
Place depicted
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1920s
Description
A broadside advertising the Dixie Spiritual Singers of Richmond, Virginia. On the left side of the advertisement is a black-and-white photograph of the group dressed in coordinating dark suits. On the right side is red and black text with their group name and performance information. Drawn on the reverse of the broadside in graphite is a detailed sketch of a boat. An American flag flies from the back of the boat. At the front of the boat is the name Joy. The name Thomas is printed in block letters on the wheelhouse and the signature G. Thomas appears below right of the drawing.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Advertising
Gospel (Music)
Religion
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.102.26
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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