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Shoe, Tap

Description

Pair of tap shoes worn by Bill Robinson, given to Paul S. Henderson by Bill Robinson(1878-1949), A.K.A. Bojangles. Robinson was potentially the most famous tap dancer of his time, most famous for his performance in the 1928 run of "Blackbirds" on Broadway. Robinson was one of the first black dancers to perform in white vaudeville circuits, and later in life danced in film as well as on stage.

Creator

unknown

Date

circa 1930s

Materials

Leather, metal

Dimensions

11 x 4 x 4 inches (each shoe)

Object ID

BCLM-1991-43-2ab

Resource ID

8063

Credit Line

The Estate of Paul S. Henderson.

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.