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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Velma Middleton, American, 1917 - 1961  Search this
Louis Armstrong, American, 1901 - 1971  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 4 13/16 × 6 13/16 in. (12.3 × 17.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 1/8 × 7 1/16 in. (13 × 18 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured:
Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium, Europe
Date:
1949
Description:
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Velma Middleton and Louis Armstrong. The two are depicted from the shoulders up sitting closely together, with their heads touching. Middleton is depicted playing a trumpet while Armstrong holds his proper left hand to his proper left ear. Middleton is wearing a dark top and looking towards the top of the image. Armstrong is wearing a white tuxedo, black bowtie, and is looking towards the left edge of the image. Armstrong has a comical expression on his face. Near the left corner of the image is an inscription in blue ink that reads, [X Marks / the spot / With Love / to Laura / Velma / Middleton]. Black text printed in the negative at the bottom right reads [BRUSSELS, '49]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  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:
2013.46.25.70
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
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57a5b3864-8ab8-44ff-afb5-d419400163b5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.70