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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Laura Cathrell, 1915 - 1999  Search this
Club 845, American, founded 1945  Search this
Rose Room, American  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with adhesive and paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Overall): 11 × 7 1/4 in. (27.9 × 18.4 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25188a Image): 4 9/16 × 6 3/4 in. (11.6 × 17.2 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25188a Sheet): 4 15/16 × 6 15/16 in. (12.6 × 17.6 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25188b Image): 4 11/16 × 6 5/8 in. (11.9 × 16.8 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25188b Sheet): 5 1/16 × 7 1/16 in. (12.8 × 17.9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured:
Cliffwood, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
before 1960
Description:
Construction paper with two silver gelatin prints depicting two (2) black-and-white images of female dancers performing on stage at Club 845 and The Rose Room. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the paper.
2014.46.25.188a: A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of five (5) female dancers performing at Club 845. The dancers are dressed in matching white costumes. The costumes are white, short sleeved dresses, with scalloped skirts and wide, striped ribbon belts at the waist. Their matching hats are also white with wide, upturned brims, decorated with striped ribbons that match their belts. The dancers are standing in a row, with their arms akimbo and hands rest on their waists. Their proper right legs extended and they are looking towards the left edge of the image. There is a band depicted behind the row of dancers. Laura Cathrell is the dancer depicted on the far right. In the background on the left, is a man seated at table covered with a white table cloth behind velvet roped stanchions. In the background on the right, is a drum kit and an amplifier with the number [845] painted inside the letter [C]. There are no inscriptions on the front of the photograph.
2014.46.25.188b: A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of four (4) female dancers performing at the Rose Room. The dancers are dressed in matching costumes of light colored, short, strapless dresses with layered skirts. The women are also wearing white, kid gloves, chokers, and fascinators with large feather plumes and chin straps. The women stand on a stage surrounded dinner tables filled with men and women. There are no inscriptions on the front of the photograph.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.188ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.188ab