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Photograph by:
P. R. Papin Photo Company, American  Search this
Subject of:
Ziggy Johnson, American, died 1968  Search this
Daisy Boone, American  Search this
Chickie Collins, American, died 1942  Search this
Vivian Lucille McCullin, American  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Jimmy Miller, American  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Jeter-Pillars Orchestra, American, founded 1933  Search this
Eight Plantation Dollies, American  Search this
Missouri Theatre, American, 1957  Search this
National Recovery Administration, American, 1933 - 1935  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 7 5/16 × 9 1/4 in. (18.5 × 23.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 7 11/16 × 9 3/4 in. (19.6 × 24.7 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
February 1, 1935
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of the Jeter and Pillars Band performing on stage with Joe "Ziggy" Johnson, Daisy Boone and the Eight Plantation Dollies. A man and woman stand hand-in-hand at the front center of the stage. She is wearing a white, full length evening gown and he, a light colored tuxedo. Eight (8) showgirls in matching light colored outfits fan around them, four (4) on each side. Each showgirl is wearing a hat or a head wrap, a ruffled neck crop top, and flowing tiered skirt held out to the sides. Chorine Chickie Collins is depicted second from the left and Chorine Birdie Warfield is fourth from the left. The band is behind them on a raised platform, holding various instruments. The stage set features a repeated circular motif and fountain centered at the back. Photo is inscribed ink white ink at the top left and across the bottom. Text at the top left corner reads [JETER AND PILLARS / BAND / CLEVELAND OHIO]. Across the bottom, a name is written under each of the eight (8) showgirls: [VELMA], [CHICKIE], [VIRGINIA], [BERTHA], [MARGARET], [VIVIAN], [FLOSSIE], and [HELEN]. Written under the man and woman depicted center stage is [JOE AND DAISY / WITH THE EIGHT / PLANTATION DOLLIES / MISSOURI THEATRE / ST. LOUIS MO. 2/1/35]. An inscription written over the two showgirls depicted on the right edge of the image reads, [For [---?] / Laura / Helen]. The photographer’s stamp is on the back of the image. It features a graphic of an eagle clutching a gear in one set of talons and holding lightning bolts in the other and the text [NRA / MEMBER / WE DO OUR PART / P. R. PAPIN PHOTO CO. / ST. LOUIS].
African American  Search this
Band (Music)  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  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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Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture