Jet vol. 1 no. 7

Published by
Johnson Publishing Company, American, founded 1942
Edited by
Johnson, John Harold, American, 1918 - 2005
Burns, Ben, American, 1913 - 2002
Clayton, Edward T., American, 1921 - 1966
Subject of
Vaughan, Sarah, American, 1924 - 1990
Sampaio, Jurema, Brazilian
December 13, 1951
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 5 13/16 × 4 1/8 × 1/8 in. (14.7 × 10.5 × 0.3 cm)
Jet Magazine, volume 1, number 7, featuring a black and white image of singer Sarah Vaughan, against a green background. Only her face and shoulders are visible. Vaughan is wearing a light colored strapless top with sequined flowers. She is facing forward with her proper right shoulder slightly back. Just above Vaughan’s proper right shoulder is the model’s credit with a caption in white ink, that reads [SARAH VAUGHAN: / She rates as No. 1 / among girl singers] and the associated cover line above that reads [TEN / BEST / GIRL /SINGERS] in white type. The top third of the front cover is the mast head in white text, [JET / THE WEEKLY NEGRO NEWS MAGAZINE], on the left side and the date line, price and publisher [Dec. 13, 1951 / A JOHNSON PUBLICATION / 15c], on the right. On the right, top third of the cover is the cover line [NEGROS WITH / WHITE SLAVES]. On the left, bottom third of the cover is the cover line, [WAR AGAIN AT / WILBERFORCE]. The back cover features a full length, black and white image of Jurema Sampaio, wearing a leaf bikini and white beads. The image has a caption that reads [MOVIE STAR IN BRAZIL / Stunning Jurema Sampaio, a Brazilian girl of mixed / Negro, Indian and Portuguese blood, is one of the bright- / est stars in the growing movie industry of the biggest / South American country. She is morena or mixed type / considered ideal of beauty in Brazil (See “Entertain- / ment”).]. This magazine issue is sixty-six (66) pages.
Place printed
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Brazil, Latin America, South America
Documents and Published Materials
magazines (periodicals)
Mass media
Race relations
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Courtesy of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. Permission required for use.
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