Photograph of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and another man

Photograph by
Subject of
Gillespie, Dizzy, American, 1917 - 1993
Parker, Charlie, American, 1920 - 1955
Unidentified Man or Men
ca. 1945
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 10 1/16 × 8 1/8 in. (25.6 × 20.6 cm)
A black and white photograph of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and an unidentified man in a doorway with arms around each other. Charlie Parker is in the middle, wearing a striped suit with patterned tie and Dizzy Gillespie is on the left side of the photograph in a dark colored suit. The unidentified man is on the left, wearing a light colored suit jacket, swirled pattern tie, and dark colored pants. Parker has both arms around the other men, who each have one arm around Parker. Parker is gazing ahead with lips in a closed smile. Gillespie is looking towards Parker and holding a cigarette in his proper left hand. The unidentifed man is turned slightly towards Parker, head tilted down and eyes closed. On the back, handwritten in pencil in the top left corner is “A07387/9.”
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
2 image(s)