Photograph of Harry "Sweets" Edison playing the trumpet

Photograph by
Rossner, Harry
Subject of
Harry "Sweets" Edison, American, 1915 - 1999
Date
ca. 1937
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 4 7/16 × 6 1/2 in. (11.3 × 16.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 1/16 × 7 in. (12.8 × 17.8 cm)
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Harry "Sweets" Edison playing the trumpet. He is wearing a dark, double-breasted suit jacket and standing behind a music stand decorated a horseshoe and the letter [M] inside the horseshoe. A second man, depicted wearing a dark jacket, bow tie and a white collared shirt, is seated on the right behind another music stand decorated with a horseshoe and the letter [M]. He is depicted in profile, looking toward the trumpet player. There are two (2) sets of pencil cropping marks along the top and bottom borders of the photograph. The photographer’s name and address is stamped in blue ink on the back of the photograph. There are additional notations written in pencil of the on the back of the photograph.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Music
Nightlife
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.14
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5219cf51b-2a09-4986-94cd-d7579dafc98c
2 image(s)