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 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (11.4 × 8.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 × 4 in. (12.7 × 10.1 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
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Count Basie. Basie is depicted in a circular spotlight, against a dark background. The spotlight is cast over his body and creates a shadow on the wall behind. He is wearing a dark suit and holding a baton in his proper right hand. White cursive text, written in the negative, in the bottom left corner reads, [Calvert / Chicago]. There are no inscriptions on the back of the image.
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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