Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Armstrong, Louis, American, 1901 - 1971
Salsbury Glide Motor Company, American, 1935 - 1949
Date
1938
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 15/16 × 7 1/2 in. (22.7 × 19 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 5/16 × 7 15/16 in. (23.6 × 20.2 cm)
Description
A black-and-white film still of Louis Armstrong on the set of "Going Places." The silver gelatin print depicts Louis Armstrong playing the trumpet while sitting on a Salsbury Motor Glide scooter. Armstrong is wearing a plaid newsboy cap, a corduroy collared shirt, corduroy vest, leather shoes, and jeans tucked into leather half-chaps. Armstrong's cheeks are puffed as he blows into his trumpet. The scooter is white with a small front wheel, a headlight, and four thick stripes running across the front of the body and down the sides. His scooter is parked on a wide dirt pathway strewn with leaves. In the background is a line of tree. A notation is printed in the negative in the bottom right corner, [GP 83]. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Music
Photography
Recreation
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.85
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f508d8cb-2e18-46ee-84b8-5237f2c24d5d

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