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Photograph by:
James J. Kriegsmann, 1909 - 1994  Search this
Subject of:
Billy Eckstine, American, 1914 - 1993  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 5 13/16 × 4 5/16 in. (14.7 × 11 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 6 7/8 × 4 15/16 in. (17.5 × 12.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
mid 20th century
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Billy Eckstine. Eckstine is depicted from the shoulders up, with his body in three quarters profile, but his head turned to look at the viewer. He is wearing a light colored suit, white shirt, and tie. His hair has been smoothed back in waves and he has a thin mustache. He wears a serious expression on his face. On the front of the image, in the bottom left quadrant, is a handwritten inscription in black ink that reads, [To Sally / Sincerest / Wishes / Billy Eckstine]. The photographer's mark is printed in the negative in the bottom left corner, [James J / Kriegsmann / NY]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
African American  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Getty Images
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Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture