Color picture of Sammy Davis Jr. inscribed to Ginger Smock

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2 images
Printed by
Allen Photographics, American
Signed by
Davis, Sammy Jr., American, 1925 - 1990
Owned by
Ginger Smock, American, 1920 - 1995
Subject of
Davis, Sammy Jr., American, 1925 - 1990
Medium
ink on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W x D: 20 1/16 × 15 3/4 × 1/16 in. (51 × 40 × 0.2 cm)
Type
portraits
posters
Place printed
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States, North and Central America
Date
1980s
Description
A large color image of Sammy Davis Jr. on poster board. In the image, he is wearing a tuxedo jacket with a red pocket square and has an untied necktie around his neck. His arms are crossed and he is holding a cigarette in his left hand. He is smiling. The image is inscribed in black ink on the top left corner. The inscription says "To / My Girl Ginger And Her Man Bob / Peace-Love / Sammy Davis, Jr." A white sticker with black text on the back of the poster board says “Allen Photographics” and “Las Vegas, NV 89114-4667 / (702) 735-2222.” At the bottom of the sticker is “Negative # 86-4-758.” The negative numbers are handwritten.
Topic
African American
Actors
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Lydia Samuel Bennett
Object number
2016.161.2
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture