Autographed program for a Louis Armstrong tour in Australia and New Zealand

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Printed by
J. E. Jenkins & Co. Ltd., New Zealander
Commissioned by
Harry M. Miller, Australian, born 1934
Subject of
Armstrong, Louis, American, 1901 - 1971
Armstrong, Lucille, American, 1914 - 1983
Brown, Jewel, American
Cano, Eddie, American, 1927 - 1988
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
closed: 11 3/16 × 8 3/4 × 1/8 in. (28.4 × 22.2 × 0.3 cm)
open: 11 3/16 × 17 7/16 × 1/8 in. (28.4 × 44.3 × 0.3 cm)
Type
programs
Place used
Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania
Australia, Oceania
Date
ca. 1962
Description
A paperback program for a Louis Armstrong tour in Australia and New Zealand. The front cover is blue with a close-up image of Louis Armstrong's face, while playing the trumpet. Black text at the top right corner of the front cover reads “HARRY M. MILLER PRESENTS.” Large white text at the top of the front cover reads “LOUIS ARMSTRONG.” The program has 22 pages and contains articles, black and white images and advertisements. Articles include biographies of Louis Armstrong, his band the All Stars, Lucille Armstrong, Jewel Brown and Eddie Cano. There is also an article about Armstrong's international travel and reputation as "Ambassador Satchmo." The last page of the program is signed by Louis Armstrong in the top right corner. The back cover is an advertisement for Pan American World Airways.
Topic
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
International affairs
Jazz (Music)
Travel
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
Object number
2014.3.9
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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