Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Photograph by:
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998  Search this
Subject of:
Billy Eckstine, American, 1914 - 1993  Search this
Charlie Parker, American, 1920 - 1955  Search this
Dizzy Gillespie, American, 1917 - 1993  Search this
Art Blakey, American, 1919 - 1990  Search this
Sarah Vaughan, American, 1924 - 1990  Search this
Howard McGhee, American, 1918 - 1987  Search this
Tommy Potter, American, 1918 - 1988  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
August 1944
A black and white photograph of Billy Eckstine conducting his band on stage at the Aragon Ballroom in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Charlie Parker plays the saxophone (third from the left) in the first row of seated musicians. Art Blakey is on drums while Tommy Potter is on bass; Dizzy Gillespie and Howard McGhee are also pictured. Sarah Vaughan stands at the microphone in front of the band. The back of the photograph has six stickers with barcode, numbers, reproduction information, caption information and a handwritten inscription of numbers.
African American  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
United States--History--1933-1945  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture