Jun 11, 2020 - Sale 2536

Sale 2536 - Lot 312

Price Realized: $ 875
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(AFRICAN AMERICAN--FASHION)
An archive of approximately 70 photographs from Dayton, Ohio documenting African American runway shows, models, and designers.


The collections apparently primarily designed by Dorothy Roebuck and shown by The Dayton Strivers Club. This dynamic archive features photographs of the models posing in their elegant garments and walking the runway; also with a few shots of the clothing being handcrafted and a contact sheet from a shoot that appears to be set in Paris. Chromogenic (42) and silver (28) prints, the images measuring 3 inches square to 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches (24.1x19.1 cm.), the sheets slightly larger, many stapled to colorful construction paper mounts and some with applied gold star stickers to obscure the model's face, the larger format images are not mounted. Circa 1957-61

Accompanied by 7 programs from The Dayton Strivers Club shows, including crediting Dorothy Roebuck as designer (and in one instance Dorothy Edwards) as well as the models; with one duplicate, and one program from an Edison, New Jersey show related to Roebuck.