Dafora, Asadata, 1890-1965 Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964.
New York 1935 Jan 17
1 photographic print b&w approx. 25 x 18.5 cm
In pencil verso: Turquese as Chief Barab / The King in Kykunkor. Stamped verso: Photograph by Carl Van Vechten / 146 Central Park West / Cannot be reproduced without permission
Turquese, here in the costume of Chief Barab from the King in Kykunkor, was an African American dancer. The dance drama "The King in Kykunkor" (which opened in New York in 1934) was created by Asadata Dafora, a native of Sierra Leone then living in New Yo
African American dancers
Photographic prints Photographs Studio portraits
Photographs by Carl Van Vechten are used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; permission of the Trust is required to publish Van Vechten photographs in any format. To learn more, contact the Curator, Yale Collection of American Literature.
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Photographs of Blacks
Photographer's number: XXVII g 13
JWJ Van Vechten
Yale Collection of American Literature
Number of Pages: 2
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