Photograph of Jim Europe's 369th Infantry Harlem Hellfighters Brass Band

Created by
Ellis, Harry C., American, 1857 - ca. 1928
Subject of
Europe, James Reese, American, 1881 - 1919
369th Infantry Regiment, American, 1913 - 1945
American Red Cross, American, founded 1881
Date
ca. 1918
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 4 9/16 x 6 13/16 in. (11.6 x 17.3 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph of the famous 369th infantry's brass band performing at the American Red Cross Hospital Number 5, in Paris, France. The band is performing outdoors, seated in chairs arranged in a half circle around leader Jim Europe. An audience of other soldiers are scattered throughout the image, some lounge on the grass in the foreground and others stand behind the band in the background.
Place captured
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
Band (Music)
Marching bands (Music)
Military
Photography
Ragtime (Music)
World War I
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.57.39
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58d1af4fa-fb39-4b82-842d-0a52980af686
4 image(s)