A black and white collaged promotional photograph of Curly "Drum Boogie," a member of the Lionel Hampton orchestra.
The print features two black and white images of Curly "Drum Boogie." On the left side of the print he is depicted seated behind a drum set, with both drumsticks poised on the cymbal. He wears a light-colored suit with a patterned bow tie and is looking down towards the drums, with his lips pursed as if whistling. On the right side of the print is a floating, close cropped headshot of him smiling and looking directly at the camera. The image features only his head and his patterned bow tie.
At the bottom of the print is black text typed on both sides below the image which reads [CURLY / "Drum Boogie"] on the left and [Associated Booking Corp. / JOE GLASER, President / NEW YORK, CHICAGO, HOLLYWOOD] on the right. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
Medium: silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions: H x W (Sheet): 10 × 8 1/16 in. (25.4 × 20.5 cm)
Dimensions: H x W (Image): 8 3/4 × 7 7/16 in. (22.2 × 18.9 cm)
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Classification: Media Arts-Photography
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights: Public domain