Item 371N1518 - Teddy McDaniel posing with birthday cake at Cotton Club, Portland

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Teddy McDaniel posing with birthday cake at Cotton Club, Portland


  • 1934-05-23 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 4.75 x 6.75 in

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Portrait of a boy, Teddy McDaniel, sitting at a table and posing with his birthday cake during a party at the Cotton Club in Portland on May 23, 1934. McDaniel is smiling and holding a knife as though about to cut the cake. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 12 of the Oregon Journal on May 25, 1934. It had the following caption: “Teddy McDaniel, pal of Ted Lewis and hit of the latter’s show at the Oriental, cutting the cake that made his eighth birthday anniversary, Wednesday, the best ever.” According to a short story accompanying the photograph, McDaniel was a performer in stage shows led by entertainer Ted Lewis, and Lewis was among those to attend the party. See related image No. 371N1517. Image note: Photograph is out of focus.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N1518

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1.2 MiB


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