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Advertisement card for the Blair Gospel Singers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A broadside for the Blair Gospel Singers of Indiana. The advertisement has the words "HERE THEY COME" in large fat black text along the top of the page above a photograph of five (5) men in suits. One man is seated at the center while the others stand behind him and lean slightly into him. Below the photograph are the group name and a list of songs they perform. At the bottom is an area for filling out specific event information such as place, time, and admission price with dotted lines for completing the information. The name of the group's manager and contact information is printed along the bottom. The reverse is blank.

Advertisement poster for the Eveready Gospel Singers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A broadside advertising the Eveready Gospel Singers of South Bend, Indiana. The page features a photograph of the group, seven women, who are all dressed similarly in light colored blouses and skirts with lace trim and flowered boutonnieres. Three of the women sit in the front row with their hands folded in their laps. The other four women stand behind them. There is text above and below the photograph detailing the group's members and contact information.

THE ONLY ORIGINAL University Singers of New Orleans

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Cabinet card of "THE ONLY ORIGINAL University Singers of New Orleans." There are four men and five women in the photograph. Printed on the reverse if the card is “BOGARDUS, No. 349 Sixth Avenue, New York."

Leaflet for the Dixie Jubilee Singers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Green leaflet advertising the Dixie Jubilee Singers. The front of the leaflet has black type that reads: [DIXIE / JUBILEE / SINGERS]. The two inside pages show a black and white photograph of four men in tuxedos. The names of the men in the photograph are listed underneath the photo in black type that reads: [Charles Henry / Francis Bowles / Joseph Benn / Arthur Furr]. The rest of the content gives information and review about the singers. The leaflet's back page includes the title: [MEMORANDA] above blank lines. Under the lines, type reads: [DIXIE JUBILEE SINGERS AT YOUR SERVICE].

Studio Group Shot of Nine Adults, Scarlett Singers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Studio Group Shot of Nine Adults, Scarlett Singers

Great American Musicians

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, and David Howard at Club Oasis in Los Angeles, California.

Indoor Group Shot of Men and Women, Scarlett Singers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Indoor Group Shot of Men and Women, Scarlett Singers

Advertisement for the Dixie Spiritual Singers and a drawing of a boat

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A broadside advertising the Dixie Spiritual Singers of Richmond, Virginia. On the left side of the advertisement is a black-and-white photograph of the group dressed in coordinating dark suits. On the right side is red and black text with their group name and performance information. Drawn on the reverse of the broadside in graphite is a detailed sketch of a boat. An American flag flies from the back of the boat. At the front of the boat is the name Joy. The name Thomas is printed in block letters on the wheelhouse and the signature G. Thomas appears below right of the drawing.

Fisk Jubilee Singers

National Portrait Gallery

Flyer for performances of the Chicago Jublilee Singers in Burnley, England

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A broadside advertising a series of performances of the Chicago Jubilee Singers in Burnley, England. The billet is printed on green paper and features text printed in black ink in various fonts and sizes detailing the performance schedule and promoting the group. In the center right of the flyer is a photo of the group. A woman (Booke) and man (Lango) sit in the front left of the frame while the rest of the group (Dawson, Weathers, Logan) stand behind them. The printer is identified at the bottom. The reverse is blank.

Carte-de-visite of the Jubilee Singers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A carte-de-viste depicting the Fisk University Jubilee Singers, with all nine members present. On the back, the photo reads "American Missionary Association. Jubilee Singers, Fisk University, Nashville, TN."

Indoor Group Shot of Six Women, Spiritual Fire Singers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Indoor Group Shot of Six Women, Spiritual Fire Singers

Indoor Group Shot of Six Women, Spiritual Fire Singers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Indoor Group Shot of Six Women, Spiritual Fire Singers

Indoor Group Shot of Six Women, Spiritual Fire Singers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Indoor Group Shot of Six Women, Spiritual Fire Singers

Handbill for a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A paper handbill advertisement for a performance by the Jubilee Singers on March 23, 1875 at City Hall in an unnamed location. One side of the handbill has the printed title [A SONG FROM FREDERICK DOUGLASS] at the top and then recounts a visit of the Jubilee Singers with Frederick Douglass where he shared a spiritual that he sang while enslaved that inspired him to seek freedom in the North. The lyrics of the song are printed in the center of the handbill. The details for the upcoming performance are printed at the bottom center in large text [CITY HALL / ON THE EVENING OF / TUESDAY, MARCH 23D, 1875. / Tickets now on sale at Stockbridge's]. At the bottom left corner in small print is [Tucker Printing House, Portland.]

The other side of the handbill has printed a letter to [Theo. F. Seward, Esq.] from Samuel Clemens recounting how much he enjoys performances by the Jubilee Singers. At the top of the page in large text is printed [MARK TWAIN / AND THE / Jubilee Singers]. At the bottom center of the page is the text [CITY HALL, / TUESDAY EVENING!].

Ticket to a Tri-Benefit Performance of the Freedom Singers

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Four (4) tickets to a Tri-Benefit Performance featuring the Freedom Singers of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. The concert was held January 31, 1963 at 4:00pm at the Bethesda Baptist Church in New Rochelle, NY. The tickets are printed in black ink on cream paper. The left side of each ticket is perforated so that the left one-third of the ticket could have been torn off when the ticket-holder attended the concert. .1 is ticket No. 188; .2 is ticket No. 937; .3 is ticket No. 1366; .4 is ticket No. 1374.

Photograph of the Scoby Browne Quartet autographed by "Duke"

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph, landscape orientation, of four men playing instruments together, around a free-standing microphone, all in matching tan suit jackets and dark pants. Each man is identified with handwritten inscriptions in black ink above their image and an inscription at the bottom right corner reads [To My Boy / "Acey" / Best Wishes / Duke]. From left to right, "Scoby" is holding a clarinet, "Me" or "Duke" is playing an accordian, "Jim" is holding a guitar, and "Choc" is holding an upright bass. There is a keyboard in the left foreground that no one is playing in the image. The four are pictured in front of a plain white background. A printed caption in black type at the bottom center reads [SCOBY BROWNE 4-TET]. There are no marks or inscriptions on the reverse.

Marian Anderson

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Marian Anderson wearing a dark dress, hat, and heels, standing next to a piano.

Roberta Flack

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photographic portrait of singer Roberta Flack. The portrait is a close up of Flack's face, depicting her from the shoulders up. Flack is angled in the frame, with her chin tilted down and her eyes closed. Her large Afro hairstyle extends beyond the top and right of the image. She wears a dark colored garment with small, light colored, metallic designs embroidered on the shoulders and an open neckline. On the back of the print is the title, date, photographer's signature, and stamp.

Roberta Flack

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photographic portrait of singer Roberta Flack. She is standing center frame with her arms raised just below shoulder height and spread wide. Her face is turned up and away from the camera, her mouth open in a slight smile. She wears a dark colored dress with metallic embroidered details and light colored, sleeves from under it. On the back is the photographer's stamp.

Photographic print of Sam Cooke and Betty Jo Spyropulos at Club Harlem

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photograph of Sam Cooke and an unidentified woman seated at the bar at Club Harlem in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His right hand is around her waist and they are both smoking cigarettes.

Backstage pass for Pori Jazz Festival used by Ira Tucker

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A backstage pass attached to a lanyard by a metal clip. It is a laminated white paper card with a graphic purple ink background. The card's reverse has restriction details in english and Finnish. The lanyard is green cloth with gray edges bearing the logo for Carlsberg beer. There is a plastic buckle that can be used to separate the steel clip from the lanyard.

Photocopy of a Certificate of Appreciation for Maxine Sullivan

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A photocopy of a Certificate of Appreciation given to Maxine Sullivan by the National Academy of Popular Music. The certificate has the National Academy of Popular Music's logo at the top of the document. The bottom right has an illegible signature. The back of the photocopy is blank.

Gelatin silver print of a woman singing into a microphone

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white photograph of a woman at a microphone.

She is wearing a long dark dress under a knee-length white fur coat. She is angled slightly away from the camera, her arms are bent and slightly raised by her sides. She appears to be singing into the microphone. The microphone, a rectangular ribbon style, is mounted on a tall stand. Behind her, heart-shaped wire back chairs and tables are just visible along with the letters "J" and "H" in white in the lower right side of the image.

On the reverse is a stamp for Franklin Photos Reproductions.
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