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Herman Leonard Photoprints, 1948-1993

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Donor:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Subject:
Armstrong, Louis 1900-1971
Bennett, Tony 1926-
Blakey, Art 1919-1990
Camero, Candido 1921-
Cole, Nat King 1917-1965
Davis, Miles
Eckstine, Billy
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Getz, Stan 1927-1991
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-1993
Haig, Al 1924-1982
Heath, Percy 1923-2005
Holiday, Billie 1915-1959
Horne, Lena
Marsalis, Wynton 1961-
Monk, Thelonious
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955
Roach, Max 1924-2007
Russell, Curly
Sims, Zoot
Sinatra, Frank 1915-1998
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas) 1915-1967
Terry, Clark
Washington, Dinah 1924-1963
Young, Lester 1909-1959
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
5.6 cu. ft.: 10 boxes: 104 items
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States
Date:
1948
1948-1993
20th century
19th-20th century
Notes:
Herman Leonard was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and served as a military photographer in Burma during World War II. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University and is best known for his photographs of jazz musicians. His 1988 premiere London photograph exhibit was entitled "Images of Jazz."
Summary:
Eighty-four black-and-white silver gelatin photoprints depicting jazz musicians between 1948 and 1991. Artists include Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk.
2006 addendum: twenty additional black-and-white silver gelatin images of jazz musicians, including Billie Holiday, Wynton Marsalis, Billy Strayhorn, and Lena Horne.
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Jazz musicians
Jazz
Music
Local number:
1992.3026 (NMAH Acc.)
2006.3064 (NMAH Acc.)
2006.3065 (NMAH Acc.)
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