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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 5 1/16 × 3 1/8 in. (12.9 × 8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 1/2 × 3 9/16 in. (14 × 9 cm)
gelatin silver prints
ca. 1930
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Cab Calloway. Calloway is depicted seated, from the waist up. His body is depicted in profile, facing the left edge of the image, and his head is turned slightly towards the viewer. He is smiling and he holds a conductor’s baton with both hand in his lap. He is wearing a white tuxedo jacket, white pants, and a white bow tie. There is a white pocket square in his proper left breast pocket. He is shown against a solid black background. In the bottom right corner of the front of the photograph is an inscription in black ink that reads, [Hi – de – Ho / Cab Calloway.]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
African American  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Harlem Renaissance (New Negro Movement)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture