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Published by:
Francis Salabert, French, 1884 - 1946  Search this
Composed by:
Léo Lelievre, French, 1872 - 1956  Search this
Written by:
Henri Varna, French, 1877 - 1969  Search this
Illustrated by:
Louis Gaudin, French, 1882 - 1936  Search this
Subject of:
Josephine Baker, American, 1906 - 1975  Search this
Joe Alex, Martinican, 1891 - 1948  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Image): 10 11/16 × 6 3/4 in. (27.1 × 17.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 1/2 × 12 1/2 in. (41.9 × 31.8 cm)
sheet music
Place depicted:
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Brussels, Belgium, Europe
A song sheet titled, "Voulez-vous de la Canne à Sucre?" performed by Josephine Baker and Joe Alex. The song sheet is framed in a silver frame with white matting. The sheet features and illustration of Josephine Baker in costume. She is depicted with her body towards the left of the frame and her head facing the right looking down at a cheetah perched on its hind legs behind her. The artist's mark [Zig / 30] is next to the cheetah's back. French text throughout the sheet reads: [MM. Dufrenne et Varna présentent “Paris Qui Remue” / Revue de MM. H. Varna, L. Lelièvre et Earl Leslie au Casino De Paris / Voulez -Vous de la Canne à Sucre? / (En voulez-vous de la canne !!!) / Fox One Step / chante par / Joséphine Baker et Joe Alex / Por Piano et Chat / 6 fr. / Parole de Léo Lelièvre et Henri Varna / Musique de Paddy / Éditions Francis Salabert / Vente en Gros : / 22, Rue Chauchat, 22 –Paris – 9e / 14, Rue de Loxum Bruxelles]. The back of the frame has an alphanumeric inscription.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and National Portrait Gallery, Gift from Jean-Claude Baker
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Documents and Published Materials
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Harlem Renaissance (New Negro Movement)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture