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    African-American Musicians and Entertainers (21) Photographs. Black-and-white photographs of various sizes related to music and entertainment. Most with agency stamps, date stamps and hand-written annotations. Includes:

    Louis Armstrong
    Gelatin silver print
    7" x 9"
    No place; November 7, 1960

    Stamped on verso "United Press International Photo". An image of the famed musician, dressed in a suit and bowtie, being carried on a wooden chair by traditionally dressed African natives.

    Nicholas Brothers (5)
    Gelatin silver prints
    8" x 10"
    New York; circa 1936

    A group of official photographs from the Nicholas Brothers' films The Big Broadcast of 1936, Kid Millions, and Ziegfeld Follies. Three of the photographs are stamped "Perfect Photo Reproduction Co." on verso.

    Nat King Cole
    Gelatin silver print
    7" x 9"
    No place; circa 1956-1957

    A promotional still from "The Nat King Cole Show". Captioning and details on verso. The show ran on NBC from 1956 to 1957. It was the first network program to be hosted by an African American.

    Other photographs included are the portraits of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Diana Ross, The Supremes, Muddy Waters, and Bill Withers.

    Condition: Varying degrees of wear, creasing at corners, and light soiling. Overall good.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 8
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