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Musicians

Artist:
Harriet Blackstone, American, 1864 - 1939  Search this
Medium:
Pastel crayon on paper
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Stell Andersen
Accession Number:
1968-101-21-k
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1968-101-21-k

Street Musicians

Created by:
Joe Schwartz, American, 1913 - 2013  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 14 5/16 x 19 5/16 in. (36.3 x 49.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 19 7/8 x 15 15/16 in. (50.5 x 40.5 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joe Schwartz and Family
Object number:
2010.74.67
Restrictions & Rights:
© Joe Schwartz
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.74.67

Letter to Paul Kalmanovitz from the Musicians' Protective Association

Written by:
American Federation of Musicians, founded 1896  Search this
Received by:
Paul Kalmanovitz  Search this
Subject of:
Gladys Bentley, American, 1907 - 1960  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
letters (correspondence)
Place depicted:
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 25, 1949
Topic:
African American  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Business  Search this
Gender  Search this
Labor  Search this
Law  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
United States--History--1945-1953  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.57.25.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.57.25.2
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Musicians' Protective Association Local 767 claim form

Created by:
American Federation of Musicians, founded 1896  Search this
Subject of:
Gladys Bentley, American, 1907 - 1960  Search this
Paul Kalmanovitz  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
forms (documents)
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1947
Topic:
African American  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Business  Search this
Labor  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.57.25.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.57.25.3
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Harlem Musicians

Artist:
Elizabeth Olds, born Minneapolis, MN 1896-died Sarasota, FL 1991  Search this
Medium:
screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
image: 11 3/8 x 18 1/2 in. (28.9 x 47 cm) sheet: 14 3/4 x 21 7/8 in. (37.5 x 55.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1937
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Performing arts\music\drum  Search this
Performing arts\music\trombone  Search this
Performing arts\music\horn  Search this
Performing arts\music\saxophone  Search this
New Deal\Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project\New York City  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1984.31.25
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.31.25

Letter to the Musicians' Protective Association from Duke Ellington

Written by:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Received by:
American Federation of Musicians, founded 1896  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
business letters
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 10, 1942
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Justice  Search this
Labor  Search this
Law  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.57.32ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.57.32ab
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Great American Musicians

Created by:
Joe Schwartz, American, 1913 - 2013  Search this
Subject of:
Sarah Vaughan, American, 1924 - 1990  Search this
Louis Armstrong, American, 1901 - 1971  Search this
Billie Holiday, American, 1915 - 1959  Search this
David Howard  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 13 7/8 in. (27.9 x 35.2 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Western Avenue, Central, Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1950s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joe Schwartz and Family
Object number:
2010.74.148
Restrictions & Rights:
© Joe Schwartz
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.74.148

Photographic print of five jazz musicians

Photograph by:
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 6 1/2 × 8 9/16 in. (16.5 × 21.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1958
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
Object number:
2014.302.28
Restrictions & Rights:
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.302.28
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44c Musicians and Balloon single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4419
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 9, 2009
Topic:
Holidays & Celebrations  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2009.2029.613
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2009.2029.613

[Duke Ellington at a USIS (United States Information Service) library, shaking hands with a boy. Location unknown, photographic print,] 1963

Subject:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
United States Information Agency  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1963
1950-2000
1960-1970
Topic:
African American musicians  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Libraries  Search this
Local number:
AC0301-0000052 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Copyright probably retained by creator or publisher
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_285733

[Young musicians.] 1258 photonegative 1926

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Subject:
Margaret Fuller Settlement House  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 4" x 5"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Massachusetts
Cambridge (Mass.)
Date:
1926
1920-1930
Topic:
Bands (Music)  Search this
Children  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Toys  Search this
Local number:
RSN 18884
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_155402

[Duke Ellington with group of Indian musicians, India : black-and-white photoprint.]

Subject:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 6-1/2" x 9-3/4"
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
India
United States
Date:
1928
1974
1950-2000
1960-1970
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Local number:
AC0301-0000049.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Copyright probably retained by creator or publisher
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Photographs (Series 7), ca. 1924-1972
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_285730

[Group of musicians with instruments on stage with sign "Banjo Bernies Cottonaires" : cellulose acetate photonegative, banquet camera format]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, [12" x 20"]
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Banquet camera photographs
Panoramas
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1930
1940
[ca. 1930-1940]
1930-1950
1930-1940
Topic:
African American musicians  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Local number:
Box TBN5
AC0618.004.0001286.tif (scan number)
No Scurlock number
Restrictions & Rights:
Fees for commercial use. Smithsonian Institution owns rights
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273409

[Group of musicians with instruments on stage with sign, "Pals of Pleasure" : cellulose acetate photonegative, banquet camera format]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, [12" x 20"]
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Banquet camera photographs
Panoramas
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1930
1940
[ca. 1930-1940]
1930-1950
1930-1940
Topic:
African American musicians  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Local number:
Box TBN5
AC0618.004.0001287.tif (scan number)
No Scurlock number
Restrictions & Rights:
Fees for commercial use. Smithsonian Institution owns rights
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273410

The Oldest City in the United States Turns 450

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:43:45 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_e1213fae53e5fc0f9e31db812c04eaa7

44c Drum Major and Musicians single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 4418
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 9, 2009
Topic:
Holidays & Celebrations  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2009.2029.612
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2009.2029.612

Cajun Musicians at the First Folklife Festival

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Torch, The (Staff Magazine)  Search this
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 4.75w x 5.75h ; Type of Image: Group, Candid ; Medium: Document
Type:
Group, candid
Document
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
July 1967
Topic:
Folk festivals  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Louisiana  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1333
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12934

Promotional card for a piano recital given by Eunice Waymon (Nina Simone)

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Nina Simone, American, 1933 - 2003  Search this
National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., founded 1919  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. (5.7 x 9.8 cm)
Type:
advertising cards
Place depicted:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1954
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.132.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.132.2
Additional Online Media:

Program: The Azuma Kabuki Dancers and Musicians

Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in; 23.495 cm x 18.415 cm
Object Name:
program
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1954
ID Number:
2016.3009.249
Nonaccession number:
2016.3009
Catalog number:
2016.3009.249
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1819863
Additional Online Media:

[Musicians in crowded classroom. Active no. 1235 : photonegative,] 1926

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 4" x 5"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston (Mass.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1926
1920-1930
Topic:
Ceremonies  Search this
Classrooms  Search this
Flags  Search this
Harmonicas  Search this
Music  Search this
Schools  Search this
Students  Search this
Local number:
RSN 18643
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_155161

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