Photograph of Count Basie

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2 images
Photograph by
Calvert Studio, American
Subject of
Basie, Count, American, 1904 - 1984
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 4 7/16 × 3 1/2 in. (11.3 × 8.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 4 15/16 × 4 1/16 in. (12.6 × 10.3 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Place made
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1942
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Count Basie against a light colored background. He is depicted in three quarters profile, from the chest up, with his face turned towards the viewer. He has short hair that has been smoothed back from his face, a small mustache, and is wearing a slight smile. He is wearing a tuxedo with a black bow tie. The photographer's mark is printed in the negative in the bottom right corner, [Calvert / Chicago]. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Conductors (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible

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