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Photograph by:
Young Studio, American  Search this
Subject of:
Bobbie Davis  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 5/8 × 7 7/16 in. (24.4 × 18.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/16 × 7 13/16 in. (25.6 × 19.8 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place made:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
April 9, 1937
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Bobbie Davis standing between two (2) columns. She stands with her arms extended above her head with her hands resting on each of the columns. She wears a white dress overlaid with a white tunic. The tunic's sleeves and hem are detailed with rhinestones. At her waist she wears a belt. On the bottom edge of the image, between the woman and the column is white text with the photographer's name [YOUNG / ST. LOUIS]. In the lower left corner of the image is an inscription in blue ink that reads, [To my Pal Sally / Don't forget Detroit / of all places you go. / And I want myself! he he! / Dear old Room 200 / Bobbie Davis / April 9, 1937]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the image.
African American  Search this
Dance  Search this
Photography  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
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture