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United Press International, American, founded 1907  Search this
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Juan Tizol Martinez, Puerto Rican, 1900 - 1984  Search this
Ivie Anderson, American, 1905 - 1949  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
ink on photographic paper
H x W: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
black-and-white photographs
Black and white photograph of Duke Ellington, members of his orchestra, and others gathered around the outside of a train car at the Saint-Lazare Station in Paris. In the center, Ellington and another man sit atop luggage cases. Juan Tizol stands to Ellington's proper right. Everyone in the photo wears heavy overcoats and hats, or hold hats in their hands. Several orchestra members, including Ivie Anderson, pose on the train steps. To the right are two train or station attendants in uniform caps. There are no marks or inscriptions on the front. On the back of the photograph are two inscriptions handwritten in blue ink: [873461 / 1939 / Paris, France] at the top left and [Duke Ellington + his Band at the Saint-Lazare Station] at the top right. At center, stamped in black ink, is: [PLEASE CREDIT / United Press International Photo] with additional rights information.
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture