Program for Club Ebony

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A program from Club Ebony. The program is a single sheet of heavyweight cream paper that folds in half. The front features a black and red illustration of a conga drum and woman's head printed in the top left corner. The woman is depicted in profile. She has black skin, red lips and wears a tall red, black, and white headdress. The illustration of the drum overlays the illustration of the woman. The drum is white with a red and black drumhead and zig zag pattern along the base. Black text with differing fonts to the right of, and below, the illustration reads, [CLUB / EBONY / ON BROADWAY / Between 52nd and 53rd Streets / Program]. Printed on the interior pages, at the center top of the program, the text reads, [CLUB EBONY / Presents / TWO EXCITING NEW SHOWS / With / Dickie Wells]. The interior pages feature the Club’s programs for two shows printed inside in black lettering: "Ya-Ya" on the left interior page, and "Revue Ebonia" on the right interior page. The highlighted entertainers include: Jean Parks, The Three Riffs, Archie Savage, Van Dutton, Chino Roman, Ted Barnett, Edgar Johnson, the Debutones, and Mercer Ellington and Orchestra. Each interior page also features a red illustration of a scantily clad female dancer, kneeling with her arms and hands extended in front of her. Red bubble lettering above and below the illustrations reads [EN BOBO] and [CLUB / EBONY]. The back page has blank space for a message and lines for an address. Date: 1940s. Record ID: nmaahc_2013.46.25.72.

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