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

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  • Image for Photograph of Jim Europe's 369th Infantry Harlem Hellfighters Brass Band
  • Image for Photograph of Jim Europe's 369th Infantry Harlem Hellfighters Brass Band
  • Image for Photograph of Jim Europe's 369th Infantry Harlem Hellfighters Brass Band
4 images
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
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)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Date
ca. 1918
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.
Topic
African American
Band (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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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