[Duke Ellington conducting : black-and-white photoprint, ca. 1940-1950?]
Bernateau (Paris, France)
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Silver gelatin on paper, unmounted
1 item : photoprint, 7 x 5 in (18.10 x 12.6 cm.)
In Box 15, unfoldered.
Photographed from a low angle, Duke's mouth is wide open and his conducting hand is blurred, against a black background. Glossy print, borderless. Rubber stamp imprint on verso: "(c) by Studio Bernateau / Orange - Tel. 34.04.46 ... / S.P.A.D.E.M. Paris."
Reproduced in Merry Foresta, ed., At First Sight: Photography and the Smithsonian. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 2003, p. 259; and reproduced on Smithsonian Photographic Initiative web site