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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Warren P. Miller  Search this
Subject of:
Charles Linton, American  Search this
Chick Webb, American, 1905 - 1939  Search this
Chick Webb and his N.B.C. Orchestra, American  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 1/16 × 7 1/2 in. (23 × 19 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/16 × 7 15/16 in. (25.6 × 20.2 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Charles Linton. Linton is featured center, in three quarters profile, in bust pose. He wears a black tuxedo jacket, white shirt, and white bow tie. On the right side of the image is a vertical, dark swath in the background. The image is bordered with white and along bottom is black text on the left and right sides. The text in the lower left corner reads, [CHARLES LINTON / Vocalist with / CHICK WEBB and His N B C Orchestra]. The text in the lower right corner reads, [Tour Direction / WARREN P. MILLER / Suite 802 R.K.O.Building / Radio City, N.Y.]. There are also several inscriptions in pencil on the back of the photograph.
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
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