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Photographic print of Duke Ellington, Charles "Honi" Coles, and Billy Strayhorn

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Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Ellington, Duke, American, 1899 - 1974
Strayhorn, Billy, American, 1915 - 1967
Coles, Charles "Honi", American, 1911 - 1992
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 × 9 15/16 in. (20.3 × 25.2 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1942 - 1943
Description
A black and white photograph of Duke Ellington with composer Billy Strayhorn and tap dancer Charles "Honi" Coles inside the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ellington is seated at a piano and Coles 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.
Topic
African American
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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition
Represent: Hip Hop Photography
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Second Floor, 2 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture