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Cutting Squash (Leah Chase)

Artist:
Gustave Blache III, born 1977  Search this
Sitter:
Leah Chase, 6 Jan 1923 - 1 Jun 2019  Search this
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 21.6 x 25.4cm (8 1/2 x 10")
Frame: 37.1 x 43.8 x 3.8cm (14 5/8 x 17 1/4 x 1 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\Louisiana\Orleans\New Orleans
Date:
2010
Topic:
Costume\Apron  Search this
Food  Search this
Interior\Kitchen  Search this
Home Furnishings\Stove  Search this
Container\Pot\Cooking  Search this
Nature & Environment\Vegetable\Squash  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cap\Baseball cap  Search this
Leah Chase: Female  Search this
Leah Chase: Crafts and Trades\Culinary Arts\Chef  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist in honor of Mr. Richard C. Colton, Jr.
Object number:
C/NPG.2011.144
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Gustave Blache III
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Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46ff97fb2-53b6-42bc-be78-c857e7e078df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_C_NPG.2011.144

Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley

Title:
Untitled (Cannonball Adderley, Great Northern Hotel, Listening to Playback)
Artist:
Kwame Brathwaite, born 1938  Search this
Sitter:
Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley, 15 Sep 1928 - 8 Aug 1975  Search this
Medium:
Inkjet print
Dimensions:
Image: 38.3 × 38.2 cm (15 1/16 × 15 1/16")
Sheet: 43.3 × 43.2 cm (17 1/16 × 17")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York\Manhattan Island\Harlem
Date:
c. 1962 (printed 2018)
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch  Search this
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Architecture\Door  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Drum  Search this
Interior\Studio\Music  Search this
Music\Music stand  Search this
Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley: Male  Search this
Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2019.96
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Kwame Brathwaite
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44308ddbd-7947-4405-b2d6-108fcde21395
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2019.96

Louis Armstrong with King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band

Artist:
Daguerre Studio, Chicago  Search this
Sitter:
Louis Armstrong, 4 Aug 1901 - 6 Jul 1971  Search this
Joseph Nathan ("King") Oliver, 19 Dec 1881 - 10 Apr 1938  Search this
Warren ("Baby") Dodds, 24 Dec 1898 - 14 Feb 1959  Search this
Honoré Dutrey, 19 Feb 1894 - 21 Jul 1935  Search this
William ("Bill") Manuel Johnson, 10 Aug 1872 - 3 Dec 1972  Search this
Johnny Dodds, 12 Apr 1892 - 8 Aug 1940  Search this
Lillian ("Lil") Hardin Armstrong, 3 Feb 1898 - 27 Aug 1971  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 23.9 × 34 cm (9 7/16 × 13 3/8")
Sheet: 24.8 × 35 cm (9 3/4 × 13 3/4")
Mat: 40.6 × 50.8 cm (16 × 20")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Illinois\Cook\Chicago
Date:
c. 1922
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Piano  Search this
Interior\Performing Arts\Theatrical\Stage  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Trombone  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Drum  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Bass  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Banjo  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Clarinet  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Cymbal  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Male  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz singer  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn player\Trumpeter  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Grammy  Search this
Lillian ("Lil") Hardin Armstrong: Female  Search this
Lillian ("Lil") Hardin Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Lillian ("Lil") Hardin Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Lillian ("Lil") Hardin Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Lillian ("Lil") Hardin Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
Lillian ("Lil") Hardin Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandleader  Search this
Joseph Nathan ("King") Oliver: Male  Search this
Joseph Nathan ("King") Oliver: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
Joseph Nathan ("King") Oliver: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandleader  Search this
Joseph Nathan ("King") Oliver: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn player\Cornetist  Search this
Warren ("Baby") Dodds: Male  Search this
Warren ("Baby") Dodds: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
Warren ("Baby") Dodds: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Percussionist\Drummer  Search this
Honoré Dutrey: Male  Search this
Honoré Dutrey: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
Honoré Dutrey: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn player\Trombonist  Search this
William ("Bill") Manuel Johnson: Male  Search this
William ("Bill") Manuel Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
William ("Bill") Manuel Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bass  Search this
William ("Bill") Manuel Johnson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Banjo  Search this
Johnny Dodds: Male  Search this
Johnny Dodds: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn player\Saxophonist  Search this
Johnny Dodds: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
Johnny Dodds: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Clarinetist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift in memory of the Honorable William H. Quealy by Patricia and Walter Moore
Object number:
NPG.2022.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40934e9f1-7f8a-4ebe-9a12-1a0b721f4d61
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.12

Radio Talent

Artist:
Miguel Covarrubias, 22 Nov 1904 - 4 Feb 1957  Search this
Copy after:
Fortune, founded 1930  Search this
Sitter:
Fred Allen, 31 May 1894 - 17 Mar 1956  Search this
Gracie Allen, 1906 - 1964  Search this
Don Ameche, 31 May 1908 - 6 Dec 1993  Search this
Kenny Baker, 1912 - 1985  Search this
Phil Baker, 1898 - 1963  Search this
Jack Benny, 14 Feb 1894 - 26 Dec 1974  Search this
Edgar Bergen, 16 Feb 1903 - 30 Sep 1978  Search this
Edward Bowes, 14 Jun 1874 - 14 Jun 1946  Search this
Fanny Brice, 29 Oct 1891 - 29 May 1951  Search this
Bob Burns, 1890 - 1956  Search this
George Burns, 20 Jan 1896 - 9 Mar 1996  Search this
Charles Butterworth, 1896 - 1946  Search this
Cab Calloway, 25 Dec 1907 - 18 Nov 1994  Search this
Eddie Cantor, Sept 1892 - 10 Oct 1964  Search this
Boake Carter, 1898 - 1944  Search this
Bing Crosby, 3 May 1903 - 14 Oct 1977  Search this
Milton J. Cross, 1897 - 1975  Search this
Jessica Dragonette, 1910? - 1980  Search this
Deanna Durbin, 4 Dec 1921 - Apr 2013  Search this
Nelson Eddy, 29 Jun 1901 - 6 Mar 1967  Search this
Jimmy Fidler, 24 Aug 1900 - 9 Aug 1988  Search this
William Claude Fields, 29 Jan 1880 - 25 Dec 1946  Search this
Benny Goodman, 30 May 1909 - 13 Jun 1986  Search this
Edwin C. Hill, 1884 - 1957  Search this
Ted Husing, 1901 - 1962  Search this
Al Jolson, 26 May 1886 - 23 Oct 1950  Search this
Hugh Samuel Johnson, 5 Aug 1882 - 15 Apr 1942  Search this
Andre Kostelanetz, 1901 - 1980  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford, 6 Apr 1913 - 11 Jul 2005  Search this
Beatrice Lillie, 29 May 1894 - 20 Jan 1989  Search this
Mary Livingston, 20th century  Search this
Guy Lombardo, 1902 - 1977  Search this
Lily Pons, 12 Apr 1898 - 13 Feb 1976  Search this
Jeannette MacDonald, 1901 - 1965  Search this
Graham Mcnamee, 1888 - 1942  Search this
Jack Oakie, 1903 - 1978  Search this
Walter O'Keefe, 1900 - 1983  Search this
Al Pearce, 1899 - 1961  Search this
Joe Penner, 1904 - 1941  Search this
Dick Powell, 14 Nov 1904 - 2 Jan 1963  Search this
Tyrone Power, 5 May 1914 - 15 Nov 1958  Search this
Martha Raye, 27 Aug 1916 - 19 Aug 1994  Search this
Robert L. Ripley, 1893 - 1949  Search this
Edward G. Robinson, 12 Dec 1893 - 26 Jan 1973  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 30 Jan 1882 - 12 Apr 1945  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross, 1906 - 1988  Search this
Kate Smith, 1 May 1907 - 17 Jun 1986  Search this
Leopold Stokowski, 18 Apr 1882 - 13 Sep 1977  Search this
Robert Taylor, 1911 - 1969  Search this
John Charles Thomas, 1891 - 1960  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas, 6 Apr 1892 - Aug 1981  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, 16 Nov 1896 - 15 Jul 1960  Search this
Arturo Toscanini, 25 Mar 1867 - 16 Jan 1957  Search this
Rudy Vallee, 28 Jul 1901 - 3 Jul 1986  Search this
Alfred Wallenstein, 1898 - ?  Search this
Paul Whiteman, 28 Mar 1891 - 29 Dec 1967  Search this
Don Wilson, 1900 - 1982  Search this
Walter Winchell, 7 Apr 1897 - 20 Feb 1972  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott, 19 Jan 1887 - 23 Jan 1943  Search this
Ed Wynn, 9 Nov 1886 - 19 Jun 1966  Search this
James Edward Jordan, 16 Nov 1896 - 1 Apr 1988  Search this
Marian Jordan, 1898 - 1961  Search this
Freeman Fisher Gosden, 5 May 1899 - 10 Dec 1982  Search this
Charles Corell, 1890 - 1986  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on illustration board
Dimensions:
Image: 37.5 × 59.5 cm (14 3/4 × 23 7/16")
Sheet: 40 × 61.5 cm (15 3/4 × 24 3/16")
Mat: 56 × 80.1 cm (22 1/16 × 31 9/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1938
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigar  Search this
Exterior\Sky  Search this
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Monocle  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Helmet\Fire hat  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Hourglass  Search this
Jack Benny: Male  Search this
Jack Benny: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Male  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Eddie Cantor: Oscar  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett: Male  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Stage actor  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Opera singer  Search this
Lawrence Mervil Tibbett: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Baritone  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Male  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Literature\Writer  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott: Performing Arts\Theater critic  Search this
Rudy Vallee: Male  Search this
Rudy Vallee: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Rudy Vallee: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Rudy Vallee: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn player\Saxophonist  Search this
Bing Crosby: Male  Search this
Bing Crosby: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Bing Crosby: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Bing Crosby: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular singer  Search this
Bing Crosby: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Golfer  Search this
Paul Whiteman: Male  Search this
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor  Search this
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman  Search this
Paul Whiteman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
Jeannette MacDonald: Female  Search this
Jeannette MacDonald: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Jeannette MacDonald: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Benny Goodman: Male  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Stage actor  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Clarinetist  Search this
Benny Goodman: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandmaster  Search this
Benny Goodman: Grammy  Search this
Walter Winchell: Male  Search this
Walter Winchell: Journalism and Media\Journalist  Search this
Walter Winchell: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Walter Winchell: Performing Arts\Performer\Television personality  Search this
Walter Winchell: Journalism and Media\Broadcast journalist\Radio  Search this
Kate Smith: Female  Search this
Kate Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Kate Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville performer  Search this
Kate Smith: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television actor  Search this
Kate Smith: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Tyrone Power: Male  Search this
Tyrone Power: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Stage actor  Search this
Tyrone Power: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Tyrone Power: Military and Intelligence\Marine Corps\Officer\Marine Corps pilot  Search this
Don Ameche: Male  Search this
Don Ameche: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Don Ameche: Oscar  Search this
Kenny Baker: Male  Search this
Kenny Baker: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Phil Baker: Male  Search this
Edward Bowes: Male  Search this
Edward Bowes: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive  Search this
Edward Bowes: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Edward Bowes: Performing Arts\Theater manager  Search this
Fanny Brice: Female  Search this
Fanny Brice: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Stage actor  Search this
Fanny Brice: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Fanny Brice: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Fanny Brice: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Bob Burns: Male  Search this
Charles Butterworth: Male  Search this
Cab Calloway: Male  Search this
Cab Calloway: Literature\Writer  Search this
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Cab Calloway: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz singer  Search this
Boake Carter: Unknown  Search this
Milton J. Cross: Male  Search this
Milton J. Cross: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Milton J. Cross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Tenor  Search this
Milton J. Cross: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio announcer  Search this
Jessica Dragonette: Female  Search this
Deanna Durbin: Female  Search this
Deanna Durbin: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Deanna Durbin: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Deanna Durbin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Soprano  Search this
Nelson Eddy: Male  Search this
Nelson Eddy: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Nelson Eddy: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Jimmy Fidler: Male  Search this
Jimmy Fidler: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Jimmy Fidler: Performing Arts\Performer\Television personality  Search this
Jimmy Fidler: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Edwin C. Hill: Male  Search this
Ted Husing: Male  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford: Female  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Frances Newbern Langford: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Female  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Stage actor  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Beatrice Lillie: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville performer  Search this
Mary Livingston: Female  Search this
Guy Lombardo: Male  Search this
Graham Mcnamee: Male  Search this
Jack Oakie: Male  Search this
Jack Oakie: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Walter O'Keefe: Male  Search this
Al Pearce: Male  Search this
Joe Penner: Male  Search this
Dick Powell: Male  Search this
Dick Powell: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Dick Powell: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Martha Raye: Female  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Stage actor  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Martha Raye: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer  Search this
Martha Raye: Oscar  Search this
Martha Raye: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Robert L. Ripley: Male  Search this
Edward G. Robinson: Male  Search this
Edward G. Robinson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Edward G. Robinson: Oscar  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Male  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville performer  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Lancelot Patrick Ross: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major  Search this
Robert Taylor: Male  Search this
Robert Taylor: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
John Charles Thomas: Male  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Male  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Performing Arts\Performer\Television personality  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Sports and Recreation\Traveler  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Journalism and Media\Broadcast journalist  Search this
Lowell Jackson Thomas: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Alfred Wallenstein: Male  Search this
Don Wilson: Male  Search this
James Edward Jordan: Male  Search this
James Edward Jordan: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Marian Jordan: Female  Search this
Marian Jordan: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Freeman Fisher Gosden: Male  Search this
Freeman Fisher Gosden: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Freeman Fisher Gosden: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Charles Corell: Male  Search this
Arturo Toscanini: Male  Search this
Arturo Toscanini: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Male  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Stage actor  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television actor  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Ventriloquist  Search this
Edgar Bergen: Oscar  Search this
Lily Pons: Female  Search this
Lily Pons: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Opera singer  Search this
Gracie Allen: Female  Search this
Gracie Allen: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Gracie Allen: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television actor  Search this
George Burns: Male  Search this
George Burns: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
George Burns: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
George Burns: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville performer  Search this
George Burns: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television actor  Search this
George Burns: Oscar  Search this
Ed Wynn: Male  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Stage actor  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Television personality  Search this
Ed Wynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Hugh Samuel Johnson: Male  Search this
Hugh Samuel Johnson: Politics and Government\Public official  Search this
Hugh Samuel Johnson: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Male  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Law and Crime\Lawyer  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Governor\New York  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York  Search this
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Vice-Presidential Candidate  Search this
Andre Kostelanetz: Male  Search this
Leopold Stokowski: Male  Search this
Leopold Stokowski: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Leopold Stokowski: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Conductor  Search this
Fred Allen: Male  Search this
Fred Allen: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Fred Allen: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Humorist  Search this
Al Jolson: Male  Search this
Al Jolson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Stage actor  Search this
Al Jolson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Al Jolson: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
William Claude Fields: Male  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Stage actor  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.86.34
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Time Inc.
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Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4478b6d4e-aab3-4d78-aa21-a0fc23cfa6e3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.86.34

Louis Armstrong

Artist:
Philippe Halsman, 2 May 1906 - 25 Jun 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Louis Armstrong, 4 Aug 1901 - 6 Jul 1971  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print
Dimensions:
Image/sheet: 40.5 x 50.6 cm (15 15/16 x 19 15/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1966 (printed later)
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch\Wrist watch  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Male  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Jazz singer  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz musician  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn player\Trumpeter  Search this
Louis Armstrong: Grammy  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.98.36
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Philippe Halsman Archive
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cd0a200e-6c9f-46fd-ac5d-ca3e5cd1321e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.98.36

The Birth of Blues

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Louis Armstrong, American, 1901 - 1971  Search this
Billie Holiday, American, 1915 - 1959  Search this
Luis Russell, Panamanian, 1902 - 1963  Search this
Owned by:
Maxine Sullivan, American, 1911 - 1987  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 1/8 × 9 in. (33.3 × 22.9 cm)
Type:
programs
Place depicted:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1947
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.29.100
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Maxine Sullivan Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera - Other
Books and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd586e1b8b8-9fcd-4e42-bc9e-4e770de2f3a8
EDAN-URL:
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Oral history interview with Nell Blaine

Interviewee:
Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Jane Street Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bell, Leland  Search this
Day, Worden, 1916-1986  Search this
Freilicher, Jack  Search this
Freilicher, Jane, 1924-2014  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Kahn, Wolf, 1927-2020  Search this
Kresch, Albert, 1922-2022  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002  Search this
Ross, Alvin, 1920-1975  Search this
Solomon, Hyde, 1911-  Search this
Extent:
86 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1967 June 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nell Blaine conducted 1967 June 15, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.

Blaine speaks of her family background; her competitive spirit; commercial art; becoming a "disciple" of Hans Hofmann; Hofmann as a teacher; the influence of Arp, Helion, Leger and Mondrian; the American Abstract Artists group; the Jane Street Gallery; jazz musicians; painting in Paris, Italy, Mexico, Greece, England, and elsewhere; her paralysis caused by polio; design work with Alvin H. Ross; her interest in color and light; landscape and figurative paintings; and the contemporary art scene. She recalls Leland Bell, Worden Day, Jane and Jack Freilicher, Wolf Kahn, Albert Kresch, Larry Rivers, Hyde Solomon, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Nell Blaine (1922-1996) was a painter in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Poliomyelitis  Search this
Artists with disabilities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.blaine67
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90dab60cd-70c6-4a88-a98b-da4794a49583
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blaine67
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Duke Ellington Collection

Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Names:
Duke Ellington Orchestra  Search this
Washingtonians, The.  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History  Search this
Extent:
400 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Papers
Photographic prints
Posters
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Music
Clippings
Awards
Audiotapes
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- 20th century
Washington (D.C.) -- 20th century
Date:
1903 - 1989
Summary:
The collection documents Duke Ellington's career primarily through orchestrations (scores and parts), music manuscripts, lead sheets, transcriptions, and sheet music. It also includes concert posters, concert programs, television, radio, motion picture and musical theater scripts, business records, correspondence, awards, as well as audiotapes, audiodiscs, photographs, tour itineraries, newspaper clippings, magazines, caricatures, paintings, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
Dating approximately from the time Duke Ellington permanently moved to New York City in 1923 to the time the material was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution in 1988, the bulk of the material in the Duke Ellington Collection is dated from 1934-1974 and comprises sound recordings, original music manuscripts and published sheet music, hand-written notes, correspondence, business records, photographs, scrapbooks, news clippings, concert programs, posters, pamphlets, books and other ephemera. These materials document Ellington's contributions as composer, musician, orchestra leader, and an ambassador of American music and culture abroad. In addition, the materials paint a picture of the life of a big band maintained for fifty years and open a unique window through which to view an evolving American society.

The approximate four hundred cubic feet of archival materials have been processed and organized into sixteen series arranged by type of material. Several of the series have been divided into subseries allowing additional organization to describe the content of the material. For example, Series 6, Sound Recordings, is divided into four subseries: Radio and Television Interviews, Concert Performances, Studio Dates and Non-Ellington Recordings. Each series has its own scope and content note describing the material and arrangement (for example; Series 10, Magazines and Newspaper Articles, is organized into two groups, foreign and domestic, and arranged chronologically within each group). A container list provides folder titles and box numbers.

The bulk of the material is located in Series 1, Music Manuscripts, and consists of compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and other composers. Series 6, Sound Recordings also provides a record of the performance of many of these compositions. The materials in Series 2, Performances and Programs, Series 3, Business Records, Series 8, Scrapbooks, Series 9, Newspaper Clippings, Series 11, Publicity and Series 12, Posters provide documentation of specific performances by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Ellington was a spontaneous and prolific composer as evidenced by music, lyrical thoughts, and themes for extended works and plays captured on letterhead stationery in Series 3, Business Records, in the margin notes of individual books and pamphlets in Series 14, Religious Materials and Series 15, Books, and in the hand-written notes in Series 5, Personal Correspondence and Notes.

During its fifty-year lifespan, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra were billed under various names including The Washingtonians, The Harlem Footwarmers and The Jungle Band. The soloists were informally called "the band", and Series 3 includes salary statements, IOU's, receipts and ephemera relating to individual band members. Series 1, Music Manuscripts contains the soloists' parts and includes "band books" of several soloists (for example; Harry Carney and Johnny Hodges) and numerous music manuscripts of Billy Strayhorn. The changing role of Strayhorn from arranger hired in 1938 to Ellington's main collaborator and composer of many well-known titles for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra including "Take The A' Train" and "Satin Doll" can be traced in these music manuscripts. Series 7, Photographs and Series 2, Performances and Programs contain many images of the band members and Strayhorn. This Collection also documents the business history of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Series 3, Business Records contains correspondence on letterhead stationery and Series 11, Publicity contains promotional material from the various booking agencies, professional companies, and public relations firms that managed the Orchestra.

The materials in the Duke Ellington Collection provide insight into public and institutional attitudes towards African Americans in mid-twentieth-century America. The business records in Series 3 beginning in 1938 and published sheet music in Series 1 depict Duke Ellington's progression from an African-American musician who needed "legitimization" by a white publisher, Irving Mills, to a businessmen who established his own companies including Tempo Music and Duke Ellington, Incorporated to control his copyright and financial affairs. Programs from the segregated Cotton Club in Series 2, Performances And Programs and contracts with no-segregation clauses in Series 3: Business Records further illustrate racial policies and practices in this time period. The public shift in perception of Duke Ellington from a leader of an exotic "Jungle Band" in the 1930s to a recipient of the Congressional Medal Of Freedom in 1970 is evidenced in Series 2, Performances And Programs, Series 12, Posters, Series 7, Photographs and Series 13, Awards. Reviews and articles reflecting Ellington's evolving status are also documented in Series 8, Newspaper Clippings, Series 9, Scrapbooks, Series 10, Newspaper and Magazine Articles.

The materials in the Duke Ellington Collection reflect rapid technological changes in American society from 1923-1982. Sound recordings in Series 6 range from 78 phonograph records of three minutes duration manufactured for play on Victrolas in monaural sound to long-playing (LP) phonograph records produced for stereo record players. Television scripts in Series 4, programs in Series 2 and music manuscripts (for example, Drum Is A Woman) in Series 1 demonstrate how the development of television as a means of mass communication spread the Orchestra's sound to a wider audience. The availability of commercial air travel enabled the Ellington Orchestra to extend their international performances from Europe to other continents including tours to Asia, Africa, South America and Australia and archival material from these tours is included in every series.

Series 4, Scripts and Transcripts and Series 6, Audio Recordings contain scripts and radio performances promoting the sale of United States War bonds during World War II, and Series 7, Photographs includes many images of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra's performances for military personnel revealing the impact of historic events on Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Series 2: Programs and Performances, Series 9, Newspaper clippings and Series 8, Scrapbooks document the 1963 Far East tour aborted as a result of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

The Duke Ellington Collection contains works by numerous twentieth-century music, literature, and art luminaries. Series 1, Music Manuscripts contains original music manuscripts of William Grant Still, Eubie Blake, Mary Lou Williams, and others. Series 4, Scripts and Transcripts contains a play by Langston Hughes, and Series 12, Posters contains many original artworks.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Music Manuscripts, circa 1930-1981, undated

Series 2: Performances and Programs, 1933-1973, undated

Series 3: Business Records, 1938-1988

Series 4: Scripts and Transcripts, 1937-1970

Series 5: Personal Correspondence and Notes, 1941-1974, undated

Series 6: Sound Recordings, 1927-1974

Series 7: Photographs, 1924-1972, undated

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1931-1973

Series 9: Newspaper Clippings, 1939-1973, undated

Series 10: Magazine Articles and Newspaper Clippings, 1940-1974

Series 11: Publicity, 1935-1988

Series 12: Posters and Oversize Graphics, 1933-1989, undated

Series 13: Awards, 1939-1982

Series 14: Religious Material, 1928-1974

Series 15: Books, 1903-1980

Series 16: Miscellaneous, 1940-1974
Biographical / Historical:
A native of Washington, DC, Edward Kennedy Ellington was born on April 29, 1899. Edward was raised in a middle-class home in the Northwest section of Washington described by his sister Ruth--younger by sixteen years--as a "house full of love." Ellington himself wrote that his father J.E. (James Edward) raised his family "as though he were a millionaire" but Edward was especially devoted to his mother, Daisy Kennedy Ellington. In 1969, thirty-four years after his mother's death, Ellington accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom with these words, "There is nowhere else I would rather be tonight but in my mother's arms." Both his parents played the piano and Ellington began piano lessons at the age of seven, but like many boys he was easily distracted by baseball.

In his early teens, Ellington sneaked into Washington clubs and performance halls where he was exposed to ragtime musicians, including James P. Johnson, and where he met people from all walks of life. He returned in earnest to his piano studies, and at age fourteen wrote his first composition, "Soda Fountain Rag" also known as "Poodle Dog Rag." Ellington was earning income from playing music at seventeen years of age, and around this time he earned the sobriquet "Duke" for his sartorial splendor and regal air. On July 2, 1918, he married a high school sweetheart, Edna Thompson; their only child, Mercer Kennedy Ellington, was born on March 11, 1919. Duke Ellington spent the first twenty-four years of his life in Washington's culturally thriving Negro community. In this vibrant atmosphere he was inspired to be a composer and learned to take pride in his African-American heritage.

Ellington moved to New York City in 1923 to join and eventually lead a small group of transplanted Washington musicians called "The Washingtonians," which included future Ellington band members, Sonny Greer, Otto Hardwicke and "Bubber" Miley. Between 1923 and 1927, the group played at the Club Kentucky on Broadway and the ensemble increased from a quintet to a ten-piece orchestra. With stride pianist Willie "The Lion" Smith as his unofficial guide, Ellington soon became part of New York's music scene; Smith proved to be a long-lasting influence on Duke's composing and arranging direction. At the Club Kentucky, Ellington came under the tutelage of another legendary stride pianist, "Fats" Waller. Waller, a protege of Johnson and Smith, played solos during the band's breaks and also tutored Ellington who began to show progress in his compositions. In November 1924, Duke made his publishing and recording debut with "Choo Choo (I Got To Hurry Home)" released on the Blu-Disc label. In 1925, he contributed two songs to Chocolate Kiddies, an all-black revue which introduced European audiences to black American styles and performers. By this time Ellington's family, Edna and Mercer, had joined him in New York City. The couple separated in the late 1920's, but they never divorced or reconciled.

Ellington's achievements as a composer and bandleader began to attract national attention while he worked at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, from 1927 to 1932. The orchestra developed a distinctive sound that displayed the non-traditional voicings of Ellington's arrangements and featured the unique talents of the individual soloists. Ellington integrated his soloists' exotic-sounding trombone growls and wah-wahs, their high-squealed trumpets, their sultry saxophone blues licks and Harlem's street rhythms into his arrangements. In the promotional material of the Cotton Club, the band was often billed as "Duke Ellington and His Jungle Band." With the success of compositions like "Mood Indigo," and an increasing number of recordings and national radio broadcasts from the Cotton Club, the band's reputation soared.

The ten years from 1932 to 1942 are considered by some major critics to represent the "golden age" for the Ellington Orchestra, but it represents just one of their creative peaks. These years did bring an influx of extraordinary new talent to the band including Jimmy Blanton on double bass, Ben Webster on tenor saxophone, and Ray Nance on trumpet, violin and vocals. During this ten year span Ellington composed several of his best known short works, including "Concerto For Cootie," "Ko-Ko," "Cotton Tail," "In A Sentimental Mood," and Jump For Joy, his first full-length musical stage revue.

Most notably, 1938 marked the arrival of Billy Strayhorn. While a teenager in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Strayhorn had already written "Lush Life," "Something To Live For" and a musical, Fantastic Rhythm. Ellington was initially impressed with Strayhorn's lyrics but realized long before Billy's composition "Take the A' Train" became the band's theme song in 1942 that Strayhorn's talents were not limited to penning clever lyrics. By 1942, "Swee' Pea" had become arranger, composer, second pianist, collaborator, and as Duke described him, "my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head, my brain waves in his head, and his in mine." Many Ellington/Strayhorn songs have entered the jazz canon, and their extended works are still being discovered and studied today. Strayhorn remained with the Ellington Organization until his death on May 30, 1967.

Ellington had often hinted of a work in progress depicting the struggle of blacks in America. The original script, Boola, debuted in Carnegie Hall in November of 1943, retitled Black, Brown and Beige. The performance met with mixed reviews, and although Ellington often returned to Carnegie Hall the piece was never recorded in a studio, and after 1944 was never performed in entirety again by the Ellington Orchestra. Nonetheless, it is now considered a milestone in jazz composition.

After World War II the mood and musical tastes of the country shifted and hard times befell big bands, but Ellington kept his band together. The band was not always financially self-sufficient and during the lean times Ellington used his songwriting royalties to meet the soloists' salaries. One could assign to Ellington the altruistic motive of loyalty to his sidemen, but another motivation may have been his compositional style which was rooted in hearing his music in the formative stage come alive in rehearsal. "The band was his instrument," Billy Strayhorn said, and no Ellington composition was complete until he heard the orchestra play it. Then he could fine tune his compositions, omit and augment passages, or weave a soloist's contribution into the structure of the tune.

In 1956, the American public rediscovered Duke and the band at the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. The searing performances of tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves on "Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue," his premiere soloist, alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges on "Jeep's Blues", and the crowd's ecstatic reaction have become jazz legend. Later that year Duke landed on the cover of Time magazine. Although Ellington had previously written music for film and television (including the short film, Black and Tan Fantasy in 1929) it wasn't until 1959 that Otto Preminger asked him to score music for his mainstream film, Anatomy of a Murder, starring Jimmy Stewart. Paris Blues in 1961, featuring box-office stars Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier in roles as American jazz musicians in Paris, followed.

Ellington's first performance overseas was in England in 1933, but the 1960s brought extensive overseas tours including diplomatic tours sponsored by the State Department. Ellington and Strayhorn composed exquisite extended works reflecting the sights and sounds of their travels, including the Far East Suite, 1966. They wrote homages to their classical influences; in 1963, they adapted Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and celebrated Shakespeare's works with the suite Such Sweet Thunder in 1957. With Ella Fitzgerald, they continued the Norman Granz Songbook Series. Ellington also began to flex his considerable pianist skills and recorded albums with John Coltrane (1963), Coleman Hawkins (1963), Frank Sinatra, and Money Jungle (1963) with Charles Mingus and Max Roach. The First Sacred Concert debuted in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral in 1965. In his final years, Ellington's thoughts turned to spiritual themes and he added a Second (1968) and Third (1973) Concert of Sacred Music to his compositions.

In his lifetime, Duke received numerous awards and honors including the highest honor bestowed on an American civilian, the Congressional Medal Of Freedom. In 1965, Ellington was recommended for a Pulitzer Prize to honor his forty years of contribution to music but the recommendation was rejected by the board. Most likely he was disappointed, but his response at the age of sixty-six was, "Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be famous too young."

Ellington never rested on his laurels or stopped composing. Whenever he was asked to name his favorite compositions his characteristic reply was "the next five coming up," but to please his loyal fans Ellington always featured some of his standards in every performance. Even on his deathbed, he was composing the opera buffo called Queenie Pie.

Duke Ellington died on May 24, 1974 at seventy-five years of age. His funeral was held in New York's Cathedral of St. John The Divine; he was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. His long-time companion Beatrice "Evie" Ellis was buried beside him after her death in 1976. He was survived by his only child, Mercer Kennedy Ellington, who not only took up the baton to lead the Duke Ellington Orchestra but assumed the task of caring for his father's papers and his legacy to the nation. Mercer Ellington died in Copenhagan, Denmark on February 8, 1996, at the age of seventy-six. Ruth Ellington Boatwright died in New York on March 6, 2004, at the age of eighty-eight. Both Mercer and Ruth were responsible for shepherding the documents and artifacts that celebrate Duke Ellington's genius and creative life to their current home in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

William H. Quealy Collection of Duke Ellington Recordings (AC0296)

Rutgers University Collection of Radio Interviews about Duke Ellington (AC0328)

Duke Ellington Oral History Project (AC0368)

Duke Ellington Collection of Ephemera and realated Audiovisual Materials (AC0386)

Annual International Conference of the Duke Ellington Study Group Proceedings (AC0385)

Robert Udkoff Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera (AC0388)

Frank Driggs Collection of Duke Ellington Photographic Prints (AC0389)

New York Chapter of the Duke Ellington Society Collection (AC390)

Earl Okin Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera (AC0391)

William Russo Transcription and Arrangement of Duke Ellington's First Concert of Sacred Music (AC0406)

Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (AC0415)

Music manuscripts in the Ruth Ellington Collection complement the music manuscripts found in the Duke Ellington Collection.

Carter Harman Collection of Interviews with Duke Ellington (AC0422)

Betty McGettigan Collection of Duke Ellington Memorabilia (AC0494)

Dr. Theodore Shell Collection of Duke Ellington Ephemera (AC0502)

Edward and Gaye Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (AC0704)

Andrew Homzy Collection of Duke Ellington Stock Music Arrangements (AC0740)

John Gensel Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (AC0763)

Al Celley Collection of Duke Ellington Materials (AC1240)

Materials at Other Organizations

Institute of Jazz Studies
Separated Materials:
Artifacts related to this collection are in the Division of Culture and the Arts (now Division of Cultural and Community Life) and include trophies, plaques, and medals. See accessions: 1989.0369; 1991.0808; 1993.0032; and 1999.0148.

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Provenance:
The collection was purchased through an appropriation of Congress in 1988.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original and master audiovisual materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Occupation:
Composers -- 20th century  Search this
Topic:
Big bands  Search this
Pianists  Search this
Bandsmen -- 20th century  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Musicians -- 20th century  Search this
Music -- Performance  Search this
African American entertainers -- 20th century  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Popular music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
African American musicians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Phonograph records
Papers
Photographic prints
Posters
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Music -- Manuscripts
Clippings
Awards
Audiotapes
Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0301
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Duke Ellington Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep850a376a1-6b6d-48bc-9076-cffef76fea2c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0301
Online Media:

32c Louis Armstrong single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2982
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored) / lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 1, 1995
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
Music & Musicians  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1996.2066.224
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm820baf96e-0bfb-4d12-b9c3-3453803b59bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2066.224

32c Coleman Hawkins single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2983
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 16, 1995
Topic:
Music & Musicians  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1996.2066.226
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8643ef5f0-f27c-4a25-b0a8-5195d71a6565
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2066.226

32c Louis Armstrong single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2984
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored) / lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 16, 1995
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
Music & Musicians  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1996.2066.228
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm89d0969ac-1715-4bf2-b3c9-f51174500f27
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2066.228

32c James P. Johnson single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2985
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 16, 1995
Topic:
Music & Musicians  Search this
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1996.2066.232
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm86c61c714-ba78-4777-9e7a-1c3a699e7035
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2066.232

32c Jelly Roll Morton single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2986
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 16, 1995
Topic:
Music & Musicians  Search this
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1996.2066.234
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8d9608683-0f55-412b-9807-351375418095
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2066.234

32c Charlie Parker single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2987
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 16, 1995
Topic:
Music & Musicians  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1996.2066.236
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm872457707-d91e-4f4e-9b53-4339d598e748
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2066.236

32c Eubie Blake single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2988
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 16, 1995
Topic:
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
Music & Musicians  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1996.2066.238
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8a12c8f91-83a3-4257-83a9-2b431147bc2f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2066.238

32c Charles Mingus single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2989
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 16, 1995
Topic:
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
Music & Musicians  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1996.2066.240
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8f7d25aa6-2aae-41c9-963a-f8bd892e9874
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2066.240

32c Thelonious Monk single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2990
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 16, 1995
Topic:
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Music & Musicians  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1996.2066.242
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm839cfbac8-fc21-496e-ad20-eaebb10d4498
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2066.242

32c John Coltrane single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2991
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 16, 1995
Topic:
Music & Musicians  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1996.2066.244
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm86ef61815-63bf-4e75-96d4-9d3beb9d05c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2066.244

32c Erroll Garner single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 2992
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ lithographed
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 16, 1995
Topic:
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
Music & Musicians  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Black Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1996.2066.246
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm84c9d2b53-85d7-4a12-be4d-7d819ce8764c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1996.2066.246

Identification Manual

Artist:
Larry Rivers, born New York City 1923-died Southampton, NY 2002  Search this
Medium:
mixed media and collage on fiberboard
Dimensions:
73 5/8 x 110 3/8 x 30 in. (187 x 280.3 x 76.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1964
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
African American  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Occupation\service\fireman  Search this
History\United States\Civil Rights Movement  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.250A-C
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7472d9447-fdb7-4584-a54e-ef46bc15a20e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.124.250A-C

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