Josephine Baker poster

Josephine Baker poster

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Josephine Baker poster
Dates: circa 1927-1930
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 oversized folder B)
Coll. Number: ms3649.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

Josephine Baker was an extraordinarily famous African American singer and dancer who became an expatriate in Paris, France in the mid-1920s. Her performances at the Folies Bergere music, especially in Un Vent de Folie, made her an international star in the 1920s and 1930s. Baker was part of the "Harlem in Montmartre" group of African American writers, artists, and performers who gained celebrity for introducing the Jazz Age to Europe while escaping the rascism of the United States.

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of a color art poster depicting Josephine Baker in Un Vent de Folie, a "Hyper-Revue" production at the Folies-Bergere. Baker is depicted in a red and green dancing costume.

Index Terms

Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975
Harlem Renaissance.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)--France--Paris.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Josephine Baker poster, MS 3649. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

See also related collections in the Hargrett Library: Josephine Baker original watercolor MS 2743(m); Paris Music Hall collection MS 714; and Josephine Baker photographs MS3088.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder
1BColor art poster depicting Josephine Baker in Un Vent de Folie, a production at the Folies-Bergere
Attribution lower left corner: Jombart fres imp. Asnieres.