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Painting of Duke Ellington

Depicted:
Ellington, Duke  Search this
Maker:
Ellington, Gaye  Search this
Physical Description:
canvas (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 41 in x 40 in x 5 in; 104.14 cm x 101.6 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
painting
Date made:
1985
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
African American  Search this
ID Number:
1989.0369.444
Accession number:
1989.0369
Catalog number:
1989.0369.444
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Art
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1201271

Duke Ellington

Artist:
Peter Hurd, 22 Feb 1904 - Jul 1984  Search this
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974  Search this
Medium:
Tempera on board
Dimensions:
Board: 48.3 x 34.3cm (19 x 13 1/2")
Frame: 65.4 x 51.8 x 3.8cm (25 3/4 x 20 3/8 x 1 1/2")
Culture:
Duke Ellington: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Painting
Date:
1956
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Duke Ellington: Male  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.78.TC353
Restrictions & Rights:
© Peter Hurd
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.TC353

Bust of Duke Ellington

Depicted:
Ellington, Duke  Search this
Maker:
Dwight, Ed  Search this
Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 19 in x 29 in x 28 in; 48.26 cm x 73.66 cm x 71.12 cm
Object Name:
sculpture
Place made:
United States: Colorado, Denver
Date made:
1988
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Calvin B. and Marilyn B. Gross
ID Number:
1993.0032.01
Catalog number:
1993.0032.01
Accession number:
1993.0032
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Art
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_607473

Duke Ellington

Artist:
Philippe Halsman, 1906 - 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
27.4cm x 34.8cm (10 13/16" x 13 11/16"), Image
Culture:
Duke Ellington: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1967
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Music\Sheet music  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Drum  Search this
Interior\Studio\Recording  Search this
Duke Ellington: Male  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of George R. Rinhart
Object number:
S/NPG.77.199
Restrictions & Rights:
© Philippe Halsman Archive
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.77.199

Duke Ellington

Artist:
Herman Leonard, 1923 - 2010  Search this
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974  Search this
Medium:
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 40.6 × 32cm (16 × 12 5/8")
Sheet: 50.6 × 40.5cm (19 15/16 × 15 15/16")
Frame: 71.8 × 56.5 × 3.8 cm (28 1/4 × 22 1/4 × 1 1/2")
Culture:
Duke Ellington: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Place:
France\Île-de-France\Ville de Paris, Départment de\Paris
Date:
1956 (printed 1998)
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Duke Ellington: Male  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2014.111.9
Restrictions & Rights:
© Herman Leonard Photography LLC
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2014.111.9

Duke Ellington

Artist:
William Paul Gottlieb, 28 Jan 1917 - 23 Apr 2006  Search this
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 34.1 x 26.7 cm (13 7/16 x 10 1/2")
Sheet: 35.3 x 27.9 cm (13 7/8 x 11")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Culture:
Duke Ellington: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1946 (printed 1991)
Topic:
Costume  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Printed Material\Document  Search this
Artwork\Photograph  Search this
Container\Bottle  Search this
Home Furnishings\Mirror  Search this
Interior\Dressing room  Search this
Music\Sheet music  Search this
Duke Ellington: Male  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.92.58
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.92.58

Duke Ellington

Title:
God is Love
Artist:
Tony Bennett, born 3 Aug 1926  Search this
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 36 x 51 cm (14 3/16 x 20 1/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28")
Culture:
Duke Ellington: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1993
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Plant\Flower\Rose  Search this
Duke Ellington: Male  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Tony Bennett
Object number:
S/NPG.2008.99
Restrictions & Rights:
Deed of Gift transfers copyright to NPG
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.2008.99

22c Duke Ellington single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2211
Depicts:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored); adhesive / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
April 29, 1986
Topic:
Music & Musicians  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1999.2004.482
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1999.2004.482

Presidential Medal of Freedom, given to Duke Ellington

User:
Ellington, Duke  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in x 8 in; 19.05 cm x 20.32 cm
overall: 2 in x 7 1/4 in x 8 1/4 in; 5.08 cm x 18.415 cm x 20.955 cm
Object Name:
medal
Date made:
1969
ID Number:
1989.0369.345
Accession number:
1989.0369
Catalog number:
1989.0369.345
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1200130
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Duke Ellington - Roxbury, Mass. - 1970

Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, born 1935  Search this
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 13036pixels × 10274pixels
Type:
portraits
digital images
Place depicted:
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number:
2014.116.26
Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.116.26

Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits

Distributed by:
Reprise Records, American, founded 1960  Search this
Recorded by:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Owned by:
Ginger Smock, American, 1920 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
vinyl, ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (album jacket): 12 5/16 × 12 5/16 in. (31.3 × 31.3 cm)
Diameter (record): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Type:
long-playing records
Date:
1967
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Lydia Samuel Bennett
Object number:
2016.161.3.10ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.161.3.10ab
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Letter to the Musicians' Protective Association from Duke Ellington

Written by:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Received by:
American Federation of Musicians, founded 1896  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
business letters
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 10, 1942
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Justice  Search this
Labor  Search this
Law  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.57.32ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.57.32ab
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Duke Ellington, Dizzie Gillespie, Buck Clayton and Max Kaminsky

Artist:
Gjon Mili, 28 Nov 1904 - 14 Feb 1984  Search this
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie, 21 Oct 1917 - 6 Jan 1993  Search this
Buck Clayton, 12 Nov 1911 - 8 Dec 1991  Search this
Max Kaminsky, 1908 - 6 Sep 1994  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 26.9 x 33.9cm (10 9/16 x 13 3/8")
Mat: 40.6 x 55.9cm (16 x 22")
Culture:
Duke Ellington: American\African American  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie: American\African American  Search this
Buck Clayton: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1944
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Trombone  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Saxophone  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Drum  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Bass  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Clarinet  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Folding chair  Search this
Duke Ellington: Male  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie: Male  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet  Search this
Buck Clayton: Male  Search this
Buck Clayton: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Buck Clayton: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Buck Clayton: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet  Search this
Buck Clayton: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Arranger  Search this
Max Kaminsky: Male  Search this
Max Kaminsky: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Max Kaminsky: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Trumpet  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.95.98
Restrictions & Rights:
© Gjon Mili/TimePix
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.95.98

Duke Ellington celebrates 25th anniversary in show business, c. 1952

Photograph by:
Steve Jackson Jr., 1923 - 1999  Search this
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Fillmore, San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1952
Topic:
African American  Search this
Bebop (Music)  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mary E. Jackson, Posthumously and Linda A. Jackson
Object number:
2016.117.8
Restrictions & Rights:
© Linda A. Jackson
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.117.8
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Duke Ellington with Bop City patrons, c. mid 1950s

Photograph by:
Steve Jackson Jr., 1923 - 1999  Search this
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 7 1/2 × 9 7/16 in. (19 × 24 cm)
H x W (sheet): 8 × 9 15/16 in. (20.3 × 25.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Fillmore, San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1955
Topic:
African American  Search this
Bebop (Music)  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mary E. Jackson, Posthumously and Linda A. Jackson
Object number:
2016.117.9
Restrictions & Rights:
© Linda A. Jackson
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.117.9
Additional Online Media:

Ellington, Duke; Paris, 1960

Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Extent:
1 contact sheet (8 1/2" x 11")
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7A
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed directly to Herman Leonard at (504) 286‑2444.
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref22

Hamlet [music manuscript.]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Uniform title:
Hamlet (Legendary character)  Search this
Physical description:
Ink and pencil on paper
1 item
Type:
Manuscripts
Holographs
Date:
1957
20th century
Topic:
Mental illness  Search this
Music  Search this
Local number:
AC0301-0000006.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Copyright probably retained by creator or publisher
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_285424

[Duke Ellington portrait : black-and-white photoprint], 1969

Creator:
Bachrach, Fabian 1917-2010  Search this
Subject:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
7 items : photoprints, 10" x 8"
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Publicity photographs
Photographs
Date:
1969
20th century
1960-1970
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Composers  Search this
African American composers  Search this
Local number:
AC0301-0000028.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site
Copyright probably retained by studio
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Photographs (Series 7), ca. 1924-1972
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_285506

Mood Indigo [music manuscript.]

Creator:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
Pencil and ink on paper
1 item
Type:
Manuscripts
Holographs
Date:
1928
1974
20th century
Topic:
Music  Search this
Local number:
AC0301-0000005.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Copyright probably retained by creator or publisher
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_285422

Mood Indigo [music manuscript]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item
Type:
Manuscripts
Holographs
Date:
1928
1974
20th century
Topic:
Music  Search this
Local number:
AC0301-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Copyright probably retained by creator or publisher
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_285416

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