The Birth of Blues

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Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Armstrong, Louis, American, 1901 - 1971
Holiday, Billie, American, 1915 - 1959
Russell, Luis, 1902 - 1963
Owned by
Sullivan, Maxine, American, 1911 - 1987
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 1/8 × 9 in. (33.3 × 22.9 cm)
Type
programs
Place depicted
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
1947
Description
A program for the Boston Symphony Hall that features Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. The program includes biographies and photographs of the performers. The cover features black text and a photograph of Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong. The text on the cover reads: [The Birth of the Blues / Billie Holiday / Louis Armstrong / Symphony Hall, Friday, April 18 1947]. The interior pages contains additional information about the jazz musicians. The back cover is an advertisement for Eddie Levine's New Musical Cocktail Lounge.
Topic
African American
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.29.100
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Collection title
Maxine Sullivan Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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