Photograph of Count Basie

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2 images
Photograph by
Calvert Studio, American
Subject of
Basie, Count, American, 1904 - 1984
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
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)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place made
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1935-1950
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Conductors (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.9
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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