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[Duke Ellington sitting at the piano. Black-and-white photoprint.]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Photographer:
Scurlock, Robert S [Saunders] 1917-1994
Subject:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1950
1960
1950-1960
Topic:
Piano
African American musicians
African American composers
Jazz
African American pianists
Musicians
African Americans
Local number:
AC0618.001.0000020.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Photograph probably taken by Robert Scurlock.
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Black-and-white photoprints (Series 1), Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Fletcher Henderson's Band

Subject:
Henderson, Fletcher 1897-1952
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 8" x 10"
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1950
1900-1950
Topic:
Jazz
African American musicians
Local number:
AC0797-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Photographer unidentified.
Cite as:
Horace and Fletcher Henderson Music and Photographs Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Horace and Fletcher Henderson Music and Photographs Collection
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Archives Center - NMAH
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[George Wein (pianist) at La Grande Parade du Jazz] [black-and-white photoprint], 1984

Donor:
Myers, Stephanie
Subject:
Wein, George
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1984
1950-2000
1980-1990
Topic:
Jazz
Musicians
Pianists
Local number:
AC0887-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Cite as:
Photograph by Stephanie Myers, 1984. From Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist
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Stephanie Myers Jazz Photographs, 1984-1987
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Miles Davis in Switzerland. [Photoprint, black-and-white, July 1991.]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Davis, Miles
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1991
July 1991
1950-2000
Topic:
Musicians
Jazz
African American musicians
Local number:
94-3292 (SI Neg. No.)
AC0445-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Notes:
From black copy print notebook in reading room.
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Herman Leonard Photographs
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Thelonious Monk [making notes at the piano]. [Photoprint, black-and-white, undated.]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Monk, Thelonious
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1960
undated
1940-1990
1950-2000
Topic:
Piano
Smoking
Cigarettes
Jazz
African American musicians
Musicians
Local number:
94-3283 (SI Neg. No.]
AC0445-0000002.tif(AC Scan No.)
Notes:
From black copy print notebook in reading room.
Summary:
The subject is leaning on the piano, smoking a cigarette while he writes.
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Herman Leonard Photographs
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Louis Armstrong -- Paris [backstage at Olympia Theatre,] 1960 [photoprint, black-and-white]

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Armstrong, Louis 1900-1971
Olympia Theatre (Paris, France)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Place:
Paris (France)
Date:
1960
1950-2000
Topic:
African American musicians
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
AC0445-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
00044501.tif (AC Scan, duplicate)
Summary:
Subject holds trumpet on lap. Title under image at left, signed at lower right.
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Herman Leonard Photographs
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Charlie Parker -- Birdland [New York City] [Photoprint, black and white,] 1949

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955
Birdland (New York, N.Y.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1949
1950-2000
Topic:
Saxophone
African American musicians
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
AC0445-0000008.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Parker playing saxophone, dramatically photographed from a low angle. Title, signature, date in lower margin.
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Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Herman Leonard Photographs
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Max Roach -- NYC. [black-and-white photoprint,] 1950

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Roach, Max
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1950
1950-2000
Topic:
African American musicians
Drums
Drummers (Musicians)
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
AC0445-0000009.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Roach is shown playing the drums in a recording studio. Title, signature, date in lower margin.
Publications:
Used April 27, 2010, on the Smithsonian Photographic Initiative web site, "click! photography changes everything" (http://click.si.edu) to accompany contributor Jeremy Wolfe's (a professor at Harvard School of Medicine who investigates visual attention) story, which reflects on how photography changes what and how much we remember
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist
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Herman Leonard Photographs
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Lester Young -- Paris. [Black-and-white photoprint,] 1958

Photographer:
Leonard, Herman 1923-2010
Subject:
Young, Lester 1909-1959
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Place:
Paris (France)
Date:
1958
1950-2000
Topic:
Saxophone
African American musicians
Jazz
Musicians
Local number:
AC0445-0000010.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Lester Young is holding his saxophone. Title, date, signature in lower margin.
Cite as:
Herman Leonard Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Herman Leonard Photographs
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Archives Center - NMAH
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[Billie Holiday singing : black-and-white photoprint]

Subject:
Holiday, Billie 1915-1959
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 10" x 8"
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1950
1959
Ca. 1950?
1940-1950
1950-1960
Topic:
Singers
Jazz
African American musicians
Women musicians
Women in music
Women in jazz
Local number:
AC0766-0000011.tif (AC Scan No.)
Notes:
Archives Center's Women in Jazz
In Box 6, Folder 29.
Summary:
Close-up publicity photograph of Billie Holiday singing, dramatically illuminated. Photographer unidentified.
Cite as:
W. Royal Stokes Collection of Musicians' Publicity Photprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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W. Royal Stokes Collection of Musicians' Publicity Photoprints
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Archives Center - NMAH
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[Ivie Anderson : black-and-white photoprint]

Publisher:
William Morris Agency
Subject:
Anderson, Ivie
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 10" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Publicity photographs
Date:
1940
Ca. 1940
1940-1950
Topic:
Singers
Microphones
Jazz
African American musicians
Women musicians
Women in jazz
Local number:
AC0704-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
Notes:
Archives Center's Women in Jazz
Summary:
Publicity photograph of Ivie Anderson at microphone in the early 1940s. William Morris Agency imprint in lower right margin.
Cite as:
Edward and Gaye Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Edward and Gaye Ellington Collection
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Benny Carter / Alto Saxophone / Marian McPartland / Piano [black and white photoprint]

Photographer:
Seidel, Wayne
Publisher:
Concord Records
Subject:
McPartland, Marian
Carter, Benny 1907-2003
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper
1 item, 10" x 8"
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Publicity photographs
Date:
1960
1950-2000
Topic:
Women in music
African American musicians
Women musicians
Piano
Jazz
Women in jazz
Local number:
AC0766-0000029.tif (AC Scan No.)
Notes:
Archives Center's Women in Jazz
In Box 2, Folder 11.
Summary:
Marian McPartland sitting at piano with Benny Carter standing behind. Photo credit at right edge: "Photo by Wayne Seidel, Vanguard Photography." Concord Records imprint at lower right.
Cite as:
Photograph by Wayne Seidel. W. Royal Stokes Collection of Musicians' Publicity Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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W. Royal Stokes Collection of Musicians' Publicity Photoprints
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Dizzy Gillespie [ca. 1984-1990 : black-and-white photoprint]

Donor:
Bress, Chuck
Bress, Pat
Subject:
Gillespie, Dizzy 1917-
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, unmounted
1 item, 8-7/8" 13-1/4" image on 11" x 14" paper
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2008
ca 1984-1990
1950-2000
1980-1990
Topic:
Trumpet
Jazz musicians
Local number:
AC1219-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Gillespie playing trumpet.
Cite as:
Dizzy Gillespie, ca. 1984-1990, by Pat and Chuck Bress. Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, ca. 1984-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artists
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Pat and Chuck Bress Jazz Portrait Photographs, ca. 1984-1990
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Archives Center - NMAH
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John Coltrane

Artist:
Stephen Longstreet, 18 Apr 1907 - 20 Feb 2002
Sitter:
John William Coltrane, 23 Sep 1926 - 17 Jul 1967
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
21.7cm x 18.6cm (8 9/16" x 7 5/16"), Image
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1965
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Saxophone
John William Coltrane: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
John William Coltrane: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist
John William Coltrane: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Stephen Longstreet
Object number:
NPG.87.287
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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Paul Whiteman

Artist:
William Auerbach-Levy, 1889 - 1964
Sitter:
Paul Whiteman, 1891 - 1967
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
26cm x 22.8cm (10 1/4" x 9"), Image
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1925
Topic:
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.89.126
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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Eddie Condon

Artist:
William Auerbach-Levy, 1889 - 1964
Sitter:
Albert Edwin Condon, 16 Nov 1905 - 4 Aug 1973
Medium:
Black and gray ink on paper
Dimensions:
57.2cm x 28.8cm (22 1/2" x 11 5/16"), Image
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1937-1947
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie
Albert Edwin Condon: Literature\Writer
Albert Edwin Condon: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist
Albert Edwin Condon: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.89.136
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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Paul Whiteman

Artist:
Henry Major, 1889 - 1948
Sitter:
Paul Whiteman, 1891 - 1967
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
36.7 x 23 cm (14 7/16 x 9 1/16" ), Estimate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1930
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Piano
Music\Musical instrument\Saxophone
Music\Musical instrument\Drum
Interior\Performing Arts
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.87.10
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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Duke Ellington

God is Love
Artist:
Tony Bennett, born 3 Aug 1926
Sitter:
Duke Ellington, 29 Apr 1899 - 24 May 1974
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 36 x 51 cm (14 3/16 x 20 1/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1993
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Plant\Flower\Rose
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Duke Ellington: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Duke Ellington: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Tony Bennett
Object number:
S/NPG.2008.99
Rights:
Deed of Gift transfers copyright to NPG
Exhibition Label:
In the first rank of American composers, Duke Ellington was "beyond category": his more than 2,000 jazz compositions include "Satin Doll" and "Sophisticated Lady," as well as Black, Brown and Beige and the later "Sacred Concerts." Legendary performer Tony Bennett (born Anthony Benedetto), who has had a lifelong interest in painting, here portrays the man he celebrated as his mentor. "When I worked on his portrait, I was inspired by the look of divine serenity on his face," Bennett noted, and he inscribed the painting, "God Is Love." Whenever Ellington completed a new piece, he sent Bennett roses to mark the occasion, and their presence here reflects the close bond the two artists shared.
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
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National Portrait Gallery
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George Gershwin

Artist:
Arthur Kaufmann, 7 Jul 1888 - 25 Sep 1971
Sitter:
George Gershwin, 26 Sep 1898 - 11 Jul 1937
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 92.1 x 62.2 x 2.5cm (36 1/4 x 24 1/2 x 1")
Frame: 114.3 x 84.5 x 8.9cm (45 x 33 1/4 x 3 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1936
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
George Gershwin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
George Gershwin: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist
George Gershwin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
George Gershwin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
George Gershwin: Congressional Gold Medal
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.73.8
Exhibition Label:
In the early decades of the twentieth century, when waves of immigration and explosive urban growth transformed the face of America, George Gershwin emerged as a transcendent voice of modernism. His staccato-paced, syncopated rhythms helped define the Jazz Age on Broadway in the 1920s in such shows as Lady Be Good and Girl Crazy. At the height of the Great Depression, his "folk opera" Porgy and Bess attempted to catch the clash and blends of cultural "interfusions" that he saw as distinctively American. And he was part of the Hollywood scene during the golden age of the silver screen, notably completing-with his lyricist brother Ira-the score for The Goldwyn Follies just before his death in 1937, at age thirty-nine. Gershwin had become a centrifugal force in the lively arts in years marked by a search for a modern American identity.
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Bravo!
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 321 Mezzanine
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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Thelonious Monk

Artist:
Boris Chaliapin, 1904 - May 1979
Sitter:
Thelonious Sphere Monk, 10 Oct 1917 - 17 Feb 1982
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 53.3 x 38.1 x 2.5cm (21 x 15 x 1")
Frame: 65.4 x 49.8 x 6cm (25 3/4 x 19 5/8 x 2 3/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1964
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
Clothing & Apparel\Accouterment\Feather
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
Thelonious Sphere Monk: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer
Thelonious Sphere Monk: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Thelonious Sphere Monk: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.78.TC596
Exhibition Label:
A leader of the postwar jazz revolution, Thelonious Monk—along with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker—sparked the "bebop" movement, a jazz style more frenetic than the swing style that had held sway since the 1930s. Monk’s piano technique has been called eccentric: "his melodies were angular, his harmonies full of jarring clusters." His recording career took off in the mid-1950s, and he won an enthusiastic following, often playing with such other avant-garde musicians as John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. His compositions "’Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," and "Epistrophy" are considered classics of modern jazz.
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Bravo!
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 322 Mezzanine
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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