On View
CAAMA Gallery
Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Ellington, Duke, American, 1899 - 1974
Strayhorn, Billy, American, 1915 - 1967
Gustar, Alfredo, American
Date
ca. 1942 - 1943
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 × 9 15/16 in. (20.3 × 25.2 cm)
Description
A black and white photograph of Duke Ellington with composer Billy Strayhorn and dancer Alfredo Gustar inside the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ellington is seated at a piano and Gustar is sitting on top. Strayhorn stands to the side of the piano, between the other two men. A floral patterned curtain covers a window in the center background. The back of the photograph has an inscription: 71PRXGT, a printed notation, and several stickers.
Place captured
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Composers (Musicians)
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Musicians
Photography
Tap dancing
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
Object number
2014.302.45
Restrictions & Rights
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58b8c70b3-e8a1-4160-b0e8-5d665cd5140d
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