This Photo was found in the Abandoned collection of Elnorah, no information was written on the back.
History The Club was owned by four DeLisa brothers, they were of Italian decent. The Club DeLisa was legally established in 1934-1958, prior to 1934, the club operated as a speakeasy on the Chicago's South side. The DeLisa brothers operated an illegal establishment during the prohibition. The illegitimately selling of alcoholic beverages, cock-tailed with gambling... Continue Reading →
The Jewel Box Revue Somewhere around the 1950's While surveying the collection of Elnorah Huff-Williamson, I came across a Jewel Box Revue Program. Doing more research, I was able to pin point its origin, which was speculated to have been founded in 1939. However, based on primary records, its physical inception indicate 1942 in Miami,... Continue Reading →
The Personal Collection of Elnorah Huff~Williamson Abstract: The personal collection of Elnorah Huff-Williams captures the private life of a showgirl. The collection provides primary sources that include photos, newspapers, programs, cards, a love letter, school records and articles from the black press. The collections primary timeline of activities are heavily concentrated in the early... Continue Reading →