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[Duke Ellington portrait : photoprint, 1923.]

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Photographer:
Opisc [?] Butler
Subject:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, unmounted
1 item : photoprint, 10 x 8"
Type:
Portraits
Photographs
Date:
1923
1920-1930
Notes:
In Box 14, Folder 10. Another copy of this print, trimmed flush and in worse condition, is in the folder.
Summary:
The young Ellington, wearing a hat, suit and tie. Inscribed in ink: "To my darling Mother- / in-Law who always / says, 'Ellington's / right' / Your Son / Duke". "Opisc [?] -Butler / New York" in negative, at lower right Date in pencil on verso, as well as "Washington-- [illegible letter] James."
Topic:
African American composers
African American men
Local number:
03041502.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Ruth Ellington Collection Photographs (Series 9)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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