- An advertisement for a Sister Rosetta Tharpe record on a page from Billboard magazine. The advertisement is on the bottom left corner of page 31 from the November 19, 1949 issue. The advertisement is for a record featuring Christmas songs performed by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. In the top left corner of the advertisement is a photograph of Tharpe holding a guitar and smiling. To the right of the photograph is the text [One of the most outstanding and consistent best-sellers of Gospel Songs on DECCA RECORDS Special Holiday Release "Silent Night" "WHITE CHRISTMAS"] followed by a listing of other songs by Tharpe. At the bottom of the advertisement is the text [SISTER ROSETTA THARPE / AMERICA'S SENSATIONAL GOSPEL SINGING FAVORITE] followed by the logo and information for her management agency, Taps. The advertisement is printed below an advertisement for Aladdin Records and next to [The Billboard MUSIC POPULARITY CHARTS Rhythm & Blues Records PART VI].
- Data Source
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Printed by
- Billboard Publications Inc., American, founded 1894
- Subject of
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe, American, 1915 - 1973
- Credit Line
- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gayle Wald
- ink on paper
- H x W: 14 × 9 3/4 in. (35.5 × 24.7 cm)
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