Photograph of a group of men and women taken at the Ubangi Club

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photograph of a group of men and women taken at the Ubangi Club

Photograph by
Ubangi Club, American, 1934 - 1944
Subject of
Laura Cathrell, 1914 - 1999
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a sepia toned image of a group of men and women taken at the Ubangi Club. The souvenir photograph is framed in a white decorative folder (2013.46.25.66.2). The image depicts seven (7) women and two (2) men. One (1) man and woman stand on the left side of the image, while the rest are seated in a row. Laura Cathrell is the third person from the right. She is seated with her legs crossed and her hands folded over a dark purse, resting in her lap. She is wearing a white dress and a floral hat. The rest of the women are wearing dresses or skirts and blouses. Many of the women sport half up hairstyles or hats. One of the men is seated to the right of Cathrell. He is depicted in profile, partially obscured by the woman to his right who is wearing a black hat with a small, lace veil. In the background is a doorway. Next to the doorway is a wallpapered wall with three glass bottles perched in the top left corner. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
ca. 1942
Object number
2013.46.25.66.1
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 13/16 × 6 3/4 in. (12.2 × 17.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 1/16 × 7 in. (12.8 × 17.8 cm)
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Topic
African American
Dance
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Photography
Theatre
Record ID
nmaahc_2013.46.25.66.1
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd510b861c4-b831-4220-9497-6c583bfb3a45