Original illustration featuring the legendary Josephine Baker dressed in the banana skirt for her infamous "danse sauvage," her pet cheetah, Chiquita. and sheet music from a song called "J'ai Deux Amours," in which she hid secret information while traveling throughout Europe working as a spy for the French Resistance during World War II.
"Ode to the Rennaissance"
Immerse yourself in the vibrancy of an era that defined art, music, and literature, featuring original illustrations of Duke Ellington on the piano, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie on the trumpet, Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, dancers from the Savoy Ballroom, and more.
Featuring the iconic “Nightclub Map of Harlem” illustration by E. Simms Campbell from 1932, which portrays the speakeasies, nightclubs and musicians who were the shining lights during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s.