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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Chickie Collins, American, died 1942  Search this
Birdie Warfield Edison, American  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 2 3/8 × 4 1/16 in. (6 × 10.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 2 11/16 × 4 7/16 in. (6.8 × 11.2 cm)
gelatin silver prints
ca. 1937
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a group ten female performers in matching costumes and three men. The female performers are wearing white wearing bikini tops with black bands on the shoulder straps and along the bust line with matching bottoms. The group is depicted standing and kneeling in three rows. There are four women kneeling in the bottom row. The two women depicted at each end of the row are wearing costumes. The other two women, depicted in the center of the row, are wearing white blouses. The woman right of center, is slightly forward of the others in the bottom row and Birdie Warfield Edison is kneeling on the far left of the front row. The middle row has four women, three in costume and one woman, on the far right, wearing a white halter top and short white skirt similar to the costumes worm by the other female performers. Two of the women in costume have their arms around each other’s shoulders. Chickie Collins stands at the center of the middle row. She is holding the hand of the woman behind her who has draped her arm over Collin’s shoulder. The top row has three men in dark suits and two women. The heads of the man in the center of the row, and the woman to the right of him, are partially cut off. The men are standing on the far left, the far right, and in the center. Behind the group is tall fencing and a brick wall. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
African American  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture