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Photograph by:
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998  Search this
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Billy Strayhorn, American, 1915 - 1967  Search this
Alfredo Gustar, American  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 8 × 9 15/16 in. (20.3 × 25.2 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1942 - 1943
A black and white photograph of Duke Ellington with composer Billy Strayhorn and dancer Alfredo Gustar inside the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ellington is seated at a piano and Gustar is sitting on top. Strayhorn stands to the side of the piano, between the other two men. A floral patterned curtain covers a window in the center background. The back of the photograph has an inscription: 71PRXGT, a printed notation, and several stickers.
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Tap dancing  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
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