Photographic print of Cab Calloway

A black and white photograph of Cab Calloway conducting a band including Milton Hinton and Leon "Chu" Berry, at the Hill City Auditorium in the Savoy Ballroom in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Calloway stands to the right of the photograph in front of the band and a music stand. He faces the band, who are in the left of the photograph. Most of the band members are seated, but Berry stands with his mouth to his saxophone, facing Calloway. An unidentified man is partially visible in the left foreground of the photograph. In the right background, behind Calloway, people are seated. The back of the photograph has six stickers with barcode, numbers, reproduction information, caption information and a handwritten inscription of numbers.

Object Details

Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994
Milt Hinton, American, 1910 - 2000
Leon Berry, American, 1908 - 1941
July 1941
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints