Photograph of Leroy Broomfield and the Ubangi Club dancers

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A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Leroy Broomfield and the Ubangi Club dancers. The nine (9) are depicted standing, kneeling, and seated in three rows. In the top row, from left to right, is Margie Hubbard, Marion Edgbert, Leroy Broomfield, Ethel Moses, and Dolly McCormack. Hubbard is wearing overalls over a black blouse. Edgbert is wearing a medium toned, satiny button down top with three (3) white button down the center and white lapels. There is satin flower pinned to her proper right shoulder. Broomfield is wearing a dark toned three-piece suit and a white collared shirt, with the top button undone. Ethel Moses is wearing a one piece, bathing suit costume. The top of the suit has a halter neck and a diagonally striped top. The bottom of the suit is dark with a striped belt that matches the top of the suit. On the far right is McCormack. She is wearing a black sweater vest over a white blouse with a tie front and black pants. In the middle row, from left to right, is Julia Moses and Selma Sampson. Julia Moses is wearing a medium toned garment with a bow tied at the front. Sampson is wearing a white blouse with the letters [S S] stitched on the front. In the bottom row, from left to right, is Alice Key and Wilhelmina (Tondelayo) Gray. Key is wearing a white, short sleeve blouse with a black skirt. Gray is wearing light toned sailor-style shirt with a bow tied in the front and wide legged, matching pants. On the stage behind them is a set painted with a series of small buildings and houses. 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
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
Photograph by
Hughey J. Battelle
Subject of
Leroy Broomfield, American, 1902 - 1971
Margie Hubbard
Marion Edgbert
Ethel Moses, American, 1904 - 1982
Dolly McCormack
Julia Moses, American
Selma Sampson
Alice Key, American, 1911 - 2010
Wilhemina Gray
Ubangi Club, American, 1934 - 1944
African American
Jazz (Music)
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 4 7/16 × 6 7/16 in. (11.2 × 16.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 4 13/16 × 6 7/8 in. (12.3 × 17.4 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
gelatin silver prints