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[Duke Ellington conducting : black-and-white photoprint, ca. 1940-1950?]

view [Duke Ellington conducting : black-and-white photoprint, ca. 1940-1950?] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Bernateau (Paris, France)
Subject:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, unmounted
1 item : photoprint, 7 x 5 in (18.10 x 12.6 cm.)
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940
1950
ca 1940-1950
20th century
1940-1950
Notes:
In Box 15, unfoldered.
Summary:
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."
Publications:
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
Topic:
African American musicians
Conducting
Musicians
Conductors
Local number:
AC0415-0000004.tif (AC Scan)
See more items in:
Ruth Ellington Collection Photographs (Series 9)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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