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Photograph of Cab Calloway

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Cab Calloway. Calloway is depicted seated, from the waist up. His body is depicted in profile, facing the left edge of the image, and his head is turned slightly towards the viewer. He is smiling and he holds a conductor’s baton with both hand in his lap. He is wearing a white tuxedo jacket, white pants, and a white bow tie. There is a white pocket square in his proper left breast pocket. He is shown against a solid black background. In the bottom right corner of the front of the photograph is an inscription in black ink that reads, [Hi – de – Ho / Cab Calloway.]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994
Date
ca. 1930
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 5 1/16 × 3 1/8 in. (12.9 × 8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 1/2 × 3 9/16 in. (14 × 9 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2013.46.25.251
Topic
African American
Conductors (Musicians)
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible