Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Baker, Josephine, American, 1906 - 1975
Warner Bros. Pictures, American, founded 1923
Date
1951
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 13 7/16 × 10 9/16 in. (34.1 × 26.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 15 3/4 × 12 1/2 in. (40 × 31.8 cm)
Description
Poster of Josephine Baker advertising her performance at the Strand Theater. The poster features an image of Baker dressed in a long dress with feathers coming off the proper left side. Additional feathers sit atop her head in a faned out structure. Text to the left of the poster reads: [The Toast of PAris... / Now the Rage of America! / in Person! / Josephine Baker / Plus on Screen... / Warner Bros. / "Storm Warning" / Now! N.Y. / Strand Theater]. The poster is mounted on white mat board. The back of the board has several inscriptiosn inlcuding numbers and a date.
Place depicted
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Type
posters
Topic
Actors
Advertising
Dance
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Jean-Claude Baker
Object number
2016.135.6
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f3a8cc15-f3cb-4268-8322-709625634d8f
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