Postcard of Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, with autograph

Photograph by
Maurice Seymour Studio, American, founded 1929
Subject of
Ellington, Duke, American, 1899 - 1974
Tizol Martinez, Juan, Puerto Rican, 1900 - 1984
Bigard, Barney, American, 1906 - 1980
Greer, Sonny, American, 1895 - 1982
Date
1935
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 3 7/16 × 5 3/8 in. (8.7 × 13.7 cm)
H x W (Image): 3 1/8 × 5 3/16 in. (7.9 × 13.2 cm)
Description
A black and white photographic postcard of Duke Ellington and his orchestra.
Duke Ellington is standing in the front on the left side. His hand is resting on a piano and there is a saxophone next to him. He is wearing a white dress shirt and a black tuxedo with a white pocket square. His orchestra is standing behind him with instruments next to them, saxophones and clarinets along the front row and drums in the back. They are wearing light colored tuxedos with white dress shirts and shiny lapels. The signature of Duke Ellington in blue ink is across the center of the phtoograph. At the bottom right corner is the photographer's mark [Maurice / Chicago] in white.
The back of the postcard is white. There is grey printed text which reads [POSTCARD / CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS] across the top and a stamp box with E K K P in the corners.
Place captured
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
portraits
postcards
Topic
Musicians
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.97.38.5
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50019ec82-5fff-4b54-8560-8418bbe17925
2 image(s)