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Claude Williams on the cover of "Jazz Ambassador" Magazine, 1992. [Black, white and blue]

Collector:
Williams, Claude 1908-2004
Subject:
Williams, Claude
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 SIZE item :
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1992
20th century
Topic:
African American musicians
Local number:
AC0909-0000015.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
June/July, 1992 issue
Cite as:
Claude Williams Papers, ca. 1920-2005, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Claude Williams Papers, ca. 1920-2005
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Fletcher Henderson's Band

Subject:
Henderson, Fletcher 1897-1952
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 8" x 10"
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1950
1900-1950
Topic:
Jazz
African American musicians
Local number:
AC0797-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Photographer unidentified
Cite as:
Horace and Fletcher Henderson Music and Photographs Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Horace and Fletcher Henderson Music and Photographs Collection
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Miles Davis in Switzerland. [Photoprint, black-and-white, July 1991.]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Davis, Miles
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1991
July 1991
1950-2000
Topic:
Musicians
Jazz
African American musicians
Local number:
94-3292 (SI Neg. No.)
AC0445-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Notes:
From black copy print notebook in reading room
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Herman Leonard Photographs
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Thelonious Monk [making notes at the piano]. [Photoprint, black-and-white, undated.]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Monk, Thelonious
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1960
undated
1940-1990
1950-2000
Topic:
Piano
Smoking
Cigarettes
Jazz
African American musicians
Musicians
Local number:
94-3283 (SI Neg. No.]
AC0445-0000002.tif(AC Scan No.)
Notes:
From black copy print notebook in reading room
Summary:
The subject is leaning on the piano, smoking a cigarette while he writes
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Herman Leonard Photographs
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Louis Armstrong -- Paris [backstage at Olympia Theatre,] 1960 [photoprint, black-and-white]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Armstrong, Louis 1900-1971
Olympia Theatre (Paris, France)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Place:
Paris (France)
Date:
1960
1950-2000
Topic:
African American musicians
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
AC0445-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
00044501.tif (AC Scan, duplicate)
Summary:
Subject holds trumpet on lap. Title under image at left, signed at lower right
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Herman Leonard Photographs
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Charlie Parker -- Birdland [New York City] [Photoprint, black and white,] 1949

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955
Birdland (New York, N.Y.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1949
1950-2000
Topic:
Saxophone
African American musicians
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
AC0445-0000008.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Parker playing saxophone, dramatically photographed from a low angle. Title, signature, date in lower margin
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Herman Leonard Photographs
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Max Roach -- NYC. [black-and-white photoprint,] 1950

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Roach, Max
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1950
1950-2000
Topic:
African American musicians
Drums
Drummers (Musicians)
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
AC0445-0000009.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Roach is shown playing the drums in a recording studio. Title, signature, date in lower margin
Publications:
Used April 27, 2010, on the Smithsonian Photographic Initiative web site, "click! photography changes everything" (http://click.si.edu) to accompany contributor Jeremy Wolfe's (a professor at Harvard School of Medicine who investigates visual attention) story, which reflects on how photography changes what and how much we remember
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist
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Herman Leonard Photographs
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Lester Young -- Paris. [Black-and-white photoprint,] 1958

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Young, Lester 1909-1959
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Place:
Paris (France)
Date:
1958
1950-2000
Topic:
Saxophone
African American musicians
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
AC0445-0000010.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Lester Young is holding his saxophone. Title, date, signature in lower margin
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Herman Leonard Photographs
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Benny Carter and Ray Brown, Jazz at the Philharmonic tour, Rome, 1961 [black and white photoprint]

Collector:
Carter, Benny 1907-2003
Subject:
Brown, Ray (Jazz musician)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1961
Topic:
Jazz musicians
African American musicians
Local number:
AC0757-0000013.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
1961. Both wear hats and overcoats. Deckle-edged print
Cite as:
Benny Carter Collection, 1928 - 2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Benny Carter Collection, 1928 - 2000
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Billie Holiday singing : black-and-white photoprint]

Subject:
Holiday, Billie 1915-1959
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 10" x 8"
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1950
1959
Ca. 1950?
1940-1950
1950-1960
Topic:
Singers
Jazz
African American musicians
Women musicians
Women in music
Women in jazz
Local number:
AC0766-0000011.tif (AC Scan No.)
Notes:
Archives Center's Women in Jazz
In Box 6, Folder 29
Summary:
Close-up publicity photograph of Billie Holiday singing, dramatically illuminated. Photographer unidentified
Cite as:
W. Royal Stokes Collection of Musicians' Publicity Photprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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W. Royal Stokes Collection of Musicians' Publicity Photoprints
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Ivie Anderson : black-and-white photoprint]

Publisher:
William Morris Agency
Subject:
Anderson, Ivie
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 10" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Publicity photographs
Date:
1940
Ca. 1940
1940-1950
Topic:
Singers
Microphones
Jazz
African American musicians
Women musicians
Women in jazz
Local number:
AC0704-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
Notes:
Archives Center's Women in Jazz
Summary:
Publicity photograph of Ivie Anderson at microphone in the early 1940s. William Morris Agency imprint in lower right margin
Cite as:
Edward and Gaye Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Edward and Gaye Ellington Collection
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Benny Carter / Alto Saxophone / Marian McPartland / Piano [black and white photoprint]

Photographer:
Seidel, Wayne
Publisher:
Concord Records
Subject:
McPartland, Marian
Carter, Benny 1907-2003
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 10" x 8"
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Publicity photographs
Date:
1960
1950-2000
Topic:
Women in music
African American musicians
Women musicians
Piano
Jazz
Women in jazz
Local number:
AC0766-0000029.tif (AC Scan No.)
Notes:
Archives Center's Women in Jazz
In Box 2, Folder 11
Summary:
Marian McPartland sitting at piano with Benny Carter standing behind. Photo credit at right edge: "Photo by Wayne Seidel, Vanguard Photography." Concord Records imprint at lower right
Cite as:
Photograph by Wayne Seidel. W. Royal Stokes Collection of Musicians' Publicity Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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W. Royal Stokes Collection of Musicians' Publicity Photoprints
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Dizzy Gillespie [ca. 1984-1990 : black-and-white photoprint]

Donor:
Bress, Chuck
Bress, Pat
Subject:
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, unmounted
1 item, 8-7/8" 13-1/4" image on 11" x 14" paper
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2008
ca 1984-1990
1950-2000
1980-1990
Topic:
Trumpet
Jazz musicians
Local number:
AC1219-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Gillespie playing trumpet
Cite as:
Dizzy Gillespie, ca. 1984-1990, by Pat and Chuck Bress. Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, ca. 1984-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artists
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Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, ca. 1984-1990
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Archives Center - NMAH
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[George Wein (pianist) at La Grande Parade du Jazz] [black-and-white photoprint], 1984

Donor:
Myers, Stephanie
Subject:
Wein, George
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1984
1950-2000
1980-1990
Topic:
Jazz
Musicians
Pianists
Local number:
AC0887-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Cite as:
Photograph by Stephanie Myers, 1984. From Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist
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Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs, 1984-1987
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Archives Center - NMAH
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[Duke Ellington sitting at the piano. Black-and-white photoprint.]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Photographer:
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Subject:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1950
1960
1950-1960
Topic:
Piano
African American musicians
African American composers
Jazz
African American pianists
Musicians
African Americans
Local number:
AC0618.001.0000020.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Photograph probably taken by Robert Scurlock
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Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Ella Fitzgerald

Artist:
Stephen Longstreet, 18 Apr 1907 - 20 Feb 2002
Sitter:
Ella Fitzgerald, 25 Apr 1917 - 15 Jun 1996
Medium:
Ink on paper
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1975
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Jewelry\Earring
Ella Fitzgerald: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz
Ella Fitzgerald: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Stephen Longstreet
Object number:
NPG.87.278
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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Cab Calloway

Artist:
Walt Disney Studios, founded 1922
Animator:
Robert Stokes
Sitter:
Cab Calloway, 25 Dec 1907 - 18 Nov 1994
Medium:
Pencil and colored pencil on paper
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles\Hollywood
Date:
c. 1938
Topic:
Cab Calloway: Literature\Writer
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Miriam and Stuart Reisbord
Object number:
NPG.93.307
Rights:
© Disney Enterprises, Inc.
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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John Coltrane

Artist:
Stephen Longstreet, 18 Apr 1907 - 20 Feb 2002
Sitter:
John William Coltrane, 23 Sep 1926 - 17 Jul 1967
Medium:
Ink on paper
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1965
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Saxophone
John William Coltrane: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
John William Coltrane: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist
John William Coltrane: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Stephen Longstreet
Object number:
NPG.87.287
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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Paul Whiteman

Artist:
William Auerbach-Levy, 1889 - 1964
Sitter:
Paul Whiteman, 1891 - 1967
Medium:
Ink on paper
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1925
Topic:
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.89.126
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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Ornette Coleman

Artist:
Elaine de Kooning, 12 Mar 1918 - 1 Feb 1989
Sitter:
Ornette Coleman, born 19 Mar 1930
Medium:
Graphite with stumping on paper
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1965
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Saxophone
Ornette Coleman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Ornette Coleman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist
Ornette Coleman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.96.195
Rights:
© Elaine de Kooning Trust
Exhibition Label:
Just as twentieth-century abstraction influenced art, so it affected writing and music. In the 1950s jazz became analogous to the work of the Abstract Expressionists as musicians like Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane broke from melody to take off in aural flights of improvisation. Coleman was the most radical of them all, using his saxophone to make sounds that seemed almost out of tune in their atonality and discordance. He was interested in pure sound, not composition, and the sound (especially in performance) could become endless and limitless, an outpouring that was the equivalent of Jackson Pollock’s jets of paint. Politically, jazz was becoming dangerous again: it was a language for initiates and acolytes. Above all, it was the language of African Americans. It was the language of a resistant culture, balanced between integration and separatism.
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction
On View:
NPG, West Gallery 240
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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