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William Claxton Photographs, 1955-1960

Photographer:
Claxton, William
Subject:
Armstrong, Louis 1900-1971
Baker, Chet
Baker, Halima
Charles, Ray 1930-2004
Coleman, Ornette
Coltrane, John 1926-1967
Charles, Roosevelt
Davis, Miles
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Evans, Bill 1929-1980
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-1993
Jones, Elvin
Kenton, Stan
Monk, Thelonious
Mulligan, Gerry
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955
Rollins, Sonny
Sinatra, Frank 1915-1998
Washington, Dinah 1924-1963
Webster, Ben
Williams, Cootie
Williams, Joe 1918-
Stan Kenton Band
George Williams Brass Band
Physical description:
1 cu. ft.: 28 items
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States
Date:
1951
1951-1971
1955-1960
1950-1960
1950-2000
Notes:
Renowned photographer of America's greatest jazz musicians and co-founder of the Pacific Jazz record label. Best known for establishing the visual concept for West Coast Jazz.
Summary:
Purchase 1999: Six 16 x 20-inch silver-gelatin, selenium-toned archival photographic prints of Duke Ellington performing and recording music in Hollywood and Monterey, California and Las Vegas, Nevada, 1955-1960.
Gift, 2007: Addendum of 22 prints consists of photographs of the following artists: Louis Armstrong (2), Halima and Chet Baker, Ray Charles, Roosevelt Charles, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Stan Kenton and his band, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, Cootie Williams, George Williams' brass band, and Joe Williams. Also included is a photograph of a scene in Times Square.
Cite as:
William Claxton Photographs, 1951-1971, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Music--West coast
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
1999.3019 (NMAH Acc.)
2007.0037 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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