Photograph by
Kriegsmann, James J., 1909 - 1994
Subject of
Billy Eckstine, American, 1914 - 1993
Date
mid 20th century
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 5 13/16 × 4 5/16 in. (14.7 × 11 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 6 7/8 × 4 15/16 in. (17.5 × 12.6 cm)
Description
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Billy Eckstine. Eckstine is depicted from the shoulders up, with his body in three quarters profile, but his head turned to look at the viewer. He is wearing a light colored suit, white shirt, and tie. His hair has been smoothed back in waves and he has a thin mustache. He wears a serious expression on his face. On the front of the image, in the bottom left quadrant, is a handwritten inscription in black ink that reads, [To Sally / Sincerest / Wishes / Billy Eckstine]. The photographer's mark is printed in the negative in the bottom left corner, [James J / Kriegsmann / NY]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the photograph.
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
Conductors (Musicians)
Photography
Popular music
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.64
Restrictions & Rights
© Getty Images. Permission required for use.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cacbf50a-8bab-46c5-8cb2-2dc4fffeec22

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