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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
Photograph by:
Maurice Seymour Studio, American, founded 1929  Search this
Written by:
Neil Lawrence  Search this
Maurice Dancer  Search this
Victor Albagli  Search this
Subject of:
Ivie Anderson, American, 1905 - 1949  Search this
Thomas Moseley, American, 1878 - 1971  Search this
Jimmie Lunceford, American, 1902 - 1947  Search this
Valaida Snow, American, 1904 - 1956  Search this
ink on paper with metal
H x W x D (Closed): 10 7/8 × 8 3/16 × 1/16 in. (27.7 × 20.8 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 10 7/8 × 16 5/16 × 3/8 in. (27.7 × 41.4 × 0.9 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
November 1936
The Show-Down magazine, volume 2, number 1. The front cover is green with navy print and features a blue tinted, image of Ivie Anderson against a blue background. Anderson is depicted from the shoulders up. Her head is turned and she is looking towards the upper right side of the image. The top right corner of the image has been replaced by a graphic of a wooden fence. The bottom left corner depicts an illustration of a turkey. Four cover lines to the left of the image read, [FINAL CHAPTER / "Dark Ghetto" / By / NEIL LAWRENCE], [PLAY BUREAU / "Fair Exchange" / By / VICTOR ALBAGLI], ["NOAH'S" / Thomas Moseley / By / MAURICE DANCER], and ["Rhythmania" / JIMMIE LUNCEFORD]. Text across the bottom of the page reads [FIRST ANNIVERSARY / November 1936 Ten Cents]. A horizontal line forms a border below the text. 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 Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra. This magazine issue is twenty (20) pages.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Business  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
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