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Photograph of Jimmy Miller playing guitar

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Jimmy Miller guitarist for Noble Sissle and His Orchestra. Miller is depicted seated, playing a six (6) sting acoustic guitar. Miller has short hair and a mustache. He is wearing a tweed suit, a patterned tie, and a white button down shirt. An inscription by Miller on the front of the photograph in black in reads: [TO SALLY / ONE IN A MILLION / A TRUE FRIEND / JIMMY / NOBLE SISSLE'S ORCH. / 3/1/37]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.

Composite photograph of Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white composite image of Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson. The men’s heads have been cropped and printed against a white background. Johnson’s head, depicted on the right, is slightly overlaid over Olsen’s head, on the left. Johnson is depicted with a wide smile and he is looking toward the top, right corner of the image. He is wearing a light colored fedora with a turned up brim. Olsen is looking towards the viewer, with wide eyes. He is wearing a round, plaid hat with a large, turned up brim. There are several inscriptions in blue ink on the recto. In the top left corner is an inscription that reads, [To / LAURE] with the name written in bubble letters. Below, on the left edge, an inscription that reads, [from / the / maniacs]. Along the bottom edge are inscriptions written in differing hands that read [OLSEN] and [and Johnson]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.

Photographic postcard of the Cleveland Colored Quintet

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white unused photographic postcard of the Cleveland Colored Quintet. Five (5) men are pictured standing in a row in front of a wood paneled wall wearing suits and neckties. They hold, from left to right, a baritone horn, an alto saxophone, a book, a violin, and a soprano saxophone. The man at center holding the book points his right finger at the camera. The AZO paper manufacturer's mark is printed in the upper right corner on the verso as well as text indicating sections for a message and an address to be filled out by hand.

Walt Dickerson, 1989

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photo of jazz percussionist Walt Dickerson playing vibraphone during a concert in North Miami, FL. Dickerson is photographed from the waist up and is bent over his vibraphone. He holds a mallet in each hand and is striking the instrument to his left. He wears a light colored sports jacket, black t-shirt, and a flat cap.

Howard Johnson, 1973

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Howard Johnson playing tuba at a performance in New York City. He is wearing a white longsleeve shirt and his cheeks are puffed up.

Photographic print of "Krazy" Kris Kolumbo

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white portrait photograph of "Krazy" Kris Kolumbo wearing a short-sleeved collared white shirt and a vest. He is looking at the camera over his left shoulder with his left arm raised at the elbow holding a lit cigarette.

Cecil McBee, 1978

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz bassist Cecil McBee performing in New York City. McBee is photographed in left-profile and quite close up. The neck of his bass rests on his shoulder and his left hand is on the strings.

Al "Tootie" Heath, 1992

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz bebop drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath performing in Miami, FL. Heath is only partly visible behind his drumkit, with a cymbal largely obscuring his face. He wears a white shirt and tall dhaka topi style cap.

Photograph of the Five Spirits of Rhythm

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a sepia toned image of five (5) members of the Five Spirits of Rhythm. One man is centrally depicted, seated on a bench, holding a conductor's baton and paper. The other four (4) men stand around and behind the bench, each holding a tiple. They are dressed in matching suits with dark neck cloths tied in loose bows, dark jackets with wide, light colored lapels, and dark pants with wide, light colored stripes running down the sides of the pant legs. Text written in the negative above their heads reads, [FIVE SPIRITS OF RHYTHM] [sic]. The photography studio’s name is in the bottom right corner, written in the negative: [CALUMET / STUDIO]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.

Gelatin silver print of of Sid LeProtti

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photograph of Sid LeProtti.

LeProtti is pictured from the chest up, at the center of the image, wearing a brimmed hat with a black band around it, a dark colored collared shirt, a dark colored suit jacket, and an argyle tie. He is also wearing sunglasses. His head is tilted to the proper left side. LeProtti stands in front of a doorway and window. There are seven (7) photographs of women in window behind him. To the left, a sign on the doorway is partially visible. The sign has an illustration of a nude woman with black text that reads [GIRLS / DANCING / & SINGING / GIRLS / Continuous / Entertainment].

On the back of the photograph is a stamp in red ink reading [PLEASE CREDIT / H. BOWDEN], followed by a handwritten inscription in black ink reading [SID LE PROTTI (RAGTIME PIANIST)] and a stamp in black ink reading [FRANK DRIGGS COLLECTION].

Kenny Washington, 1990

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz drummer Kenny Washington performing in Hollywood, FL. Washington is photographed through his drumkit and is partly obscured by drums and cymbals. His hands are raised and holding drumsticks and he looks to his left. He wears a dark suit jacket, white dress shirt, and dark tie.

Photograph of Tobe Brown

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photograph of Tobe Brown.

Brown is pictured from the waist up. He has curly hair with a side part and a long mustache. He is wearing a white collared shirt, a vest, and a suit jacket. He has a metal chain on his vest and a flower lapel pin on the proper right side of his jacket.

There is a thin white border around 3/4 of the photograph. It is thicker on the bottom and there is black text below the image which reads [Ferguson] on the left, [GWF] in the center, and [SPRINGFIELD / MO.] on the right. The corners are a bit worn and there is slight discoloring on the back. A handwritten inscription on the back reads [Tobe Brown Music Maker].

Max Roach, 1973

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Max Roach at a performance in New York City. He is wearing a grey hat and black rimmed glasses. The photograph is taken from extreme low angle, with Roach's instrument out of focus and visible in the foreground at the bottom of the frame.

Photograph of A.G. Godley

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of A.G. Godley. Godley is depicted seated against a white background. His hands are crossed and he is resting his proper right arm on the side of a drum. He is wearing a medium toned suit jacket, white button down shirt, black pants, and a black bow tie. There is a white pocket square in his proper left breast pocket. There is an inscription in black ink in the bottom left corner of the photograph, that reads, [To my good / pal Lauri / from her / pal / A.G. Godley]. The photographer's mark, printed in the negative, located in the bottom right corner reads, [Bruno / of / Hollywood / N.Y.C.]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.

Dorothy Donegan, 1993

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz pianist Dorothy Donegan performing at a concert in Charlotte, NC. Donegan is photographed from a low angle and to the right. She sits at a piano with her face turned slightly toward the camera with her right hand raised near her face. She wears a sequined ballcap and top. Just behind her is a bass player she obscures.

Photograph of Jimmie Jones

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of bass player Jimmie Jones. Jones is depicted leaning towards the right of the image, holding the bass. The bass is positioned diagonally across the image from the lower left corner to the upper right corner. His proper left hand is positioned on the top of the fingerboard while his proper right hand strums a string. He is wearing a white suit, white shirt, and a white tie, with a flower in his lapel. In the background, in the upper right quadrant is Jones’s shadow and the shadow of the bass on the wall. There are several inscriptions in pencil on the back of the photograph.

Untitled

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A sepia toned digital image of Roscoe Smith wearing a light colored turtle neck sweater with a dark colored checkered pattern. He is looking down at something not captured in the image.

Advertisement for a Maceo Pinkard record

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A white flier with blue text advertising the record album “The Famous Standards of Maceo Pinkard.” The Broadway Record Co., Inc logo and address is at the top of the flier. At the center of the flier in bold text is “MONOPHONIC L. P. / ALBUM.” The album song listings are at the bottom of the flier printed in white with a blue background. Handwritten on the back of the flier in blue ink is “Feb 6th, 1961 / Doc Wheeler – 3 / Fred Barr – 3 / Clara Ward – 2 / Frank Schiffman 3 / stage manager 1 / Apollo Theater / 125th St. / Album / 125 / 12 records / Bway / 125 / Mort Fega / W.E.V.D / opens Friday at Apollo Theater / 10th / Feb.”

Curtis Fuller, 1991

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of jazz trombonist Curtis Fuller performing in Moscow, Idaho. Fuller is photographed from below and slightly to the right. He wears a suit and tie and has his eyes closed while playing. The bell and slide of his trombone are visible and there is a cloth mute with a number of holes cut in it positioned over the bell.

Photograph of Jimmie Lunceford

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Jimmie Lunceford. He is seen from the torso up looking to the left of the camera. He wears a white jacket, white shirt, and dark tie. He is smiling as he leans toward the left with his proper right arm resting behind him. The image is bordered with white and along bottom is black text on the left and right sides. The text in the lower left corner reads, [JIMMIE LUNCEFORD]. The text in the lower right corner reads, [PERSONAL DIRECTION / Harold Oxley / LUNCEFORD ARTISTS Inc. / 17 East 49th. Street New York City]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.

Flyer advertising an evening of jazz at NYU Loeb Student Center

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This flyer announces an evening of jazz at NYU Loeb Student Center put on by Jack Kleinsinger Presents Highlights in Jazz!. The flyer is dark pink with black letters. The top of the flyer reads: [Jack Kleinsinger Presents / Highlights in Jazz!]. [Wednesday / Mar.17th, 8pm / ACCENT / ON PERCUSSION] is typed in large bolded font in the center of the page. The names of the performers are listed below the title. Location and ticket information are given at the bottom of the flyer. The black of the flyer is blank except for text handwritten in the center that reads [1976].

Photographic print of J. C. Gordon and unidentified saxaphonist

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photograph of J. C. Gordon and another unidentified man performing on saxophones in a bar. The saxophonist standing closest to the foreground bends forward and rests the saxophone on his proper right knee; sweat rolls down his face as he plays. The other saxophonist stands to the right of the first saxophonist in an upright position and plays with his eyes closed. A man and woman standing behind the bar watch the saxophonists as they play. There is an imprint of a palm tree in the bottom right corner of the border on the front of the photograph. The back of the photograph has an inscription, by hand, of the number: [1455.04] and a photographer's stamp.

Photograph of Hall Johnson and the Negro String Quartet

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A photograph of the Negro String Quartet. The photograph features four men sitting in chairs positioned in a semi circle around two music stands. The men are all dressed in suits. The men from left to right are: Felix Weir, Marion Cumbo, Hall Johnson, and Arthur Boyd. The photograph isin a green/gray paper frame. A stamp on the front of the paper frame reads: [S. Tarr / 164 West 125 St. / NY]. The back of the frame is blank.

Gelatin silver print of man in sunglasses playing the drums

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photograph of an unidentified man playing the drums.

The man is pictured sitting at a drumset in a corner of a room. An unoccupied piano bench and piano is partially visible to the right of the image. The man wears a checkered shirt with a plaid suit jacket, a flower lapel pin and sunglasses. There are two windows and some photographs on the wall behind him. There is a logo on the large drum in the front, but it is out of focus and illegible. The image is slightly tinted with green and blue. There are no marks or inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph. The photograph has a cardstock holder with decorative border around the image and [PRINTED BY DE SPRAIN STUDIOS] at the bottom.
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