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Published by:
Show-Down Publishing Company, American, founded 1935  Search this
Edited by:
Sally J. Cathrell Jr., American, 1913 - 1981  Search this
Written by:
Maurice Dancer  Search this
Subject of:
Ethel Moses, American, 1904 - 1982  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 11 5/16 × 8 13/16 × 1/16 in. (28.8 × 22.4 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 5/16 × 17 7/16 × 1/4 in. (28.8 × 44.3 × 0.7 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
September 1936
The Show-Down magazine, volume 1, number 9. The front cover is green with navy print and features a blue tinted image of Ethel Moses against a light blue background. Moses is depicted from the shoulders up. Her head is turned and she looking up to the left corner of the image. She wears a plaid coat over a white blouse and dark jacket. The main cover line is centered along the bottom fourth of the front cover and reads ["The Green Pastures" / Sensational Masterful Screen Production]. The date and price are printed along the bottom edge of the front cover and reads, [September – 1936] on the left and [Fifteen Cents] on the right. The masthead is centered in the top third of the front cover, and reads, [THE / SHOW-DOWN]. A horizontal blue line extends from either side of the word [THE]. The text, [SHOW-DOWN], is in large, block lettering patterned with vertical white stripes. The interior pages are white and green with black text and black-and-white images. The back cover is blank. This magazine issue is fifteen (15) pages.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Latin jazz (Music)  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Musicians  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:
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
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture