Bill “Bojangles” Robinson At Ticket Campaign In Harlem 1939

Robinson Bill - At ticket campaign with crowd in HarlemBill “Bojangles” Robinson is all kisses at a Ticket Campaign for the New York Worlds Fair, on 132nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Central Harlem, NY 1939

A great photograph of the Bill “Bojangles” Robinson at a Harlem ticket campaign for the New York Worlds Fair. The label on the back of the photograph from August 17th, 1939 reads:

Harlem turns out to hear Bill “Bojangles” Robinson make a speech for the New York Worlds Fair Employees Jubilee ticket campaign at the Tree of Hope at 132nd Street and 7th Avenue. Bill’s wife (left center ) gets her “good night” kiss early as Bill rushes back to the fair to tap his way through appearances for the “Hot Mikado.”

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