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Subject of:
Louis Armstrong, American, 1901 - 1971  Search this
Salsbury Glide Motor Company, American, 1935 - 1949  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 8 15/16 × 7 1/2 in. (22.7 × 19 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 5/16 × 7 15/16 in. (23.6 × 20.2 cm)
gelatin silver prints
A black-and-white film still of Louis Armstrong on the set of "Going Places." The silver gelatin print depicts Louis Armstrong playing the trumpet while sitting on a Salsbury Motor Glide scooter. Armstrong is wearing a plaid newsboy cap, a corduroy collared shirt, corduroy vest, leather shoes, and jeans tucked into leather half-chaps. Armstrong's cheeks are puffed as he blows into his trumpet. The scooter is white with a small front wheel, a headlight, and four thick stripes running across the front of the body and down the sides. His scooter is parked on a wide dirt pathway strewn with leaves. In the background is a line of tree. A notation is printed in the negative in the bottom right corner, [GP 83]. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Photography  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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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