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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:
Neil Lawrence  Search this
Subject of:
Ethel Waters, American, 1896 - 1977  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 11 1/4 × 8 13/16 × 1/16 in. (28.6 × 22.4 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 1/4 × 17 1/2 × 3/16 in. (28.6 × 44.4 × 0.4 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
October 1936
The Show-Down magazine, volume 1, number 10. The front cover is green with navy print and features a blue tinted, circular image of Ethel Waters against a blue background. Waters is depicted from the neck up. Her head is turned and she is looking towards the right side of the image. She wears a white fur stole. The main cover line is centered along the bottom fourth of the front cover and reads, [Beginning - / "Dark Ghetto" / by Neil Lawrence]. The date and price are printed along the bottom edge of the front cover and reads, [October - 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 features an advertisement for Norton & Margot’s Dance Studio. This magazine issue is fourteen (14) pages.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Latin jazz (Music)  Search this
Literature  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