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[Duke Ellington sitting at the piano. Black-and-white photoprint.]

view [Duke Ellington sitting at the piano. Black-and-white photoprint.] digital asset number 1
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
Summary:
Photograph probably taken by Robert Scurlock.
Topic:
Piano
African American musicians
African American composers
Jazz
African American pianists
Musicians
African Americans
Local number:
AC0618.001.0000020.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

[Fletcher Henderson's Band

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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
Summary:
Photographer unidentified.
Cite as:
Horace and Fletcher Henderson Music and Photographs Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Jazz
African American musicians
Local number:
AC0797-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Horace and Fletcher Henderson Music and Photographs Collection
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

[George Wein (pianist) at La Grande Parade du Jazz] [black-and-white photoprint], 1984

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Donor:
Myers, Stephanie
Subject:
Wein, George
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1984
1950-2000
1980-1990
Cite as:
Photograph by Stephanie Myers, 1984. From Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist
Topic:
Jazz
Musicians
Pianists
Local number:
AC0887-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs, 1984-1987
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Miles Davis in Switzerland. [Photoprint, black-and-white, July 1991.]

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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
Notes:
From black copy print notebook in reading room.
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Musicians
Jazz
African American musicians
Local number:
94-3292 (SI Neg. No.)
AC0445-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Herman Leonard Photoprints
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Thelonious Monk [making notes at the piano]. [Photoprint, black-and-white, undated.]

view Thelonious Monk [making notes at the piano]. [Photoprint, black-and-white, undated.] digital asset number 1
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
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
Topic:
Piano
Smoking
Cigarettes
Jazz
African American musicians
Musicians
Local number:
94-3283 (SI Neg. No.]
AC0445-0000002.tif(AC Scan No.)
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Herman Leonard Photoprints
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Louis Armstrong -- Paris [backstage at Olympia Theatre,] 1960 [photoprint, black-and-white]

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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
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
Topic:
African American musicians
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
AC0445-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
00044501.tif (AC Scan, duplicate)
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Herman Leonard Photoprints
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Charlie Parker -- Birdland [New York City] [Photoprint, black and white,] 1949

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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
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
Topic:
Saxophone
African American musicians
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
AC0445-0000008.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Herman Leonard Photoprints
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Max Roach -- NYC [black-and-white photoprint,] 1950

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Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Roach, Max 1924-2007
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1950
1950-2000
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
Topic:
African American musicians
Drums
Drummers (Musicians)
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
AC0445-0000009.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Herman Leonard Photoprints
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Lester Young -- Paris. [Black-and-white photoprint,] 1958

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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
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
Topic:
Saxophone
African American musicians
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
AC0445-0000010.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Herman Leonard Photoprints
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Dizzy Gillespie [ca. 1984-1990 : black-and-white photoprint]

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Donor:
Bress, Chuck
Bress, Pat
Subject:
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-1993
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
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
Topic:
Trumpet
Jazz musicians
Local number:
AC1219-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, ca. 1984-1990
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

[Billie Holiday singing : black-and-white photoprint]

view [Billie Holiday singing : black-and-white photoprint] digital asset number 1
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
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
Topic:
Singers
Jazz
African American musicians
Women musicians
Women in music
Women in jazz
Local number:
AC0766-0000011.tif (AC Scan No.)
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W. Royal Stokes Collection of Musicians' Publicity Photoprints
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

[Ivie Anderson : black-and-white photoprint]

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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
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
Topic:
Singers
Microphones
Jazz
African American musicians
Women musicians
Women in jazz
Local number:
AC0704-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Edward and Gaye Ellington Collection
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Benny Carter / Alto Saxophone / Marian McPartland / Piano [black and white photoprint]

view Benny Carter / Alto Saxophone / Marian McPartland / Piano [black and white photoprint] digital asset number 1
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
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
Topic:
Women in music
African American musicians
Women musicians
Piano
Jazz
Women in jazz
Local number:
AC0766-0000029.tif (AC Scan No.)
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W. Royal Stokes Collection of Musicians' Publicity Photoprints
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Ella Fitzgerald

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Artist:
Lisette Model, 1 Nov 1901 - 30 Mar 1983
Sitter:
Ella Fitzgerald, 25 Apr 1917 - 15 Jun 1996
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 34.9 x 27.5 cm (13 3/4 x 10 13/16")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Frame: 71.9 x 56.7 x 3.2 cm (28 5/16 x 22 5/16 x 1 1/4")
Culture:
Ella Fitzgerald: American\African American
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1954
Exhibition Label:
Ella Fitzgerald entered a Harlem talent contest in the mid-1930s, intending to do a dance. On stage, however, her legs froze, and in desperation she launched into song. Her fallback alternative proved good enough to win the contest, and so began a singing career that would make Fitzgerald the "First Lady of Song." Blessed with a voice capable of seamlessly spanning three octaves, Fitzgerald soon perfected her remarkable gifts for vocal improvisation, known as "scat" singing. Her "songbook" recordings of American standards, made from 1956 to 1964, are the definitive tributes to Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and others. Fitzgerald's respectful understanding of a composer's intentions made these songwriters some of her most ardent fans. "I never knew how good our songs were," lyricist Ira Gershwin once said, "until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them."
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring
Costume\Jewelry\Ring
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone
Costume\Stole\Fur
Ella Fitzgerald: Female
Ella Fitzgerald: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz
Ella Fitzgerald: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.88.62
Rights:
© The Lisette Model Foundation, Inc. (1983). Used by permission.
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Benny Goodman

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Artist:
Alfred Bendiner, 23 Jun 1899 - 19 Mar 1964
Sitter:
Benny Goodman, 30 May 1909 - 13 Jun 1986
Medium:
Pencil and gouache
Dimensions:
Image: 37.2 x 20.5 cm (14 5/8 x 8 1/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1941
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Caricature
Music\Musical instrument\Clarinet
Benny Goodman: Male
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Clarinet
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandmaster
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Alfred Bendiner Foundation
Object number:
NPG.85.202
Rights:
© Alfred and Elizabeth Bendiner Foundation
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Wynton Marsalis

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Artist:
Ted Thai, born 1952
Sitter:
Wynton Marsalis, born 18 Oct 1961
Medium:
Color photograph on paper
Dimensions:
30.2cm x 22.7cm (11 7/8" x 8 15/16"), Accurate
Culture:
Wynton Marsalis: American\African American
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1990
Topic:
Exterior
Architecture\Window
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet
Architecture\Building
Wynton Marsalis: Male
Wynton Marsalis: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Wynton Marsalis: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Wynton Marsalis: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.93.TC54
Rights:
© Ted Thai
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Dave Brubeck (with Paul Desmond)

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Artist:
Carl Van Vechten, 17 Jun 1880 - 21 Dec 1964
Sitter:
Dave Brubeck, 6 Dec 1920 - 5 Dec 2012
Paul Desmond, 25 Nov 1924 - 30 May 1977
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 33.4 x 23.9 cm (13 1/8 x 9 7/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1954
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Artwork
Music\Musical instrument\Saxophone
Paul Desmond: Male
Paul Desmond: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist
Paul Desmond: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Dave Brubeck: Male
Dave Brubeck: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Dave Brubeck: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Dave Brubeck: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.90.39
Rights:
© Estate of Carl Van Vechten
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Ella Fitzgerald

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Artist:
Stephen Longstreet, 18 Apr 1907 - 20 Feb 2002
Sitter:
Ella Fitzgerald, 25 Apr 1917 - 15 Jun 1996
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 24.8 × 21.6 cm (9 3/4 × 8 1/2")
Culture:
Ella Fitzgerald: American\African American
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1975
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring
Ella Fitzgerald: Female
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

Cab Calloway

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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
Dimensions:
Image: 17.7cm x 14.6cm (6 15/16" x 5 3/4")
Sheet: 25.5cm x 30.5cm (10 1/16" x 12")
Culture:
Cab Calloway: American\African American
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles\Hollywood
Date:
c. 1938
Topic:
Cab Calloway: Male
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

Louis Armstrong

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Artist:
David Iwerks, active c. 1962
Sitter:
Louis Armstrong, 4 Aug 1901 - 6 Jul 1971
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
24.1cm x 19cm (9 1/2" x 7 1/2"), Image
Culture:
Louis Armstrong: American\African American
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1962
Topic:
Interior
Costume\Jewelry\Ring
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie
Louis Armstrong: Male
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.77.158
Rights:
© David Iwerks
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

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