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Photograph by:
Harry Rossner  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 6 5/8 × 4 5/8 in. (16.8 × 11.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 6 15/16 × 4 15/16 in. (17.7 × 12.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a man playing a trumpet. The man is centrally depicted from the knees up, performing on a stage. He is facing the viewer, with his body turned slightly towards the left edge of the image. There are two (2) male musicians seated behind music stands behind him. The trumpet player is wearing a black, double breasted suit, white collared shirt and black bow tie. He has a white pocket square in his proper left breast pocket and he is holding the trumpet to his lips. The musicians behind him are wearing black tuxedos with white shirts and black bow ties. The man on the right is playing a brass saxophone. The music stands are decorated with a zig zag pattern. The curtain in the background is decorated with outlines of stars. There are no inscriptions on the front or the back of the photograph. There is a stamp in black ink on the back of the photograph that reads, [harry rossner / CANDID PHOTOGRAPHER / 116 ave. c, b’klyn, n.y.].
African American  Search this
Band (Music)  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  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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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture