Mr. & Mrs. Louis Armstrong pose in front of his Bop City mural

  • Image for Mr. & Mrs. Louis Armstrong pose in front of his Bop City mural
  • Image for Mr. & Mrs. Louis Armstrong pose in front of his Bop City mural
2 images
Photograph by
Jackson, Steve Jr., 1923 - 1999
Subject of
Armstrong, Louis, American, 1901 - 1971
Armstrong, Lucille, American, 1914 - 1983
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 9 7/16 × 7 1/2 in. (24 × 19 cm)
H x W (sheet): 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Fillmore, San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1955
Description
This black and white photograph depicts Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille Wilson. They stand in front of a mural of Louis Armstrong, wearing a dark suit and bowtie, playing his trumpet. Louis Armstrong standing in front of his image wears a dark suit with a light colored bowtie. He points with his left thumb at his image. To his left is Lucille Wilson, wearing a dark coat dress, a fur wrap and fur hat. She carries a large black handbag. Over her head on the wall is a sign with text that reads “Cousin/ Jimbo/ for Mayor." On the back of the photograph is a green sticker with handwritten text "#10."
Topic
African American
Bebop (Music)
Entertainers
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mary E. Jackson, Posthumously and Linda A. Jackson
Object number
2016.117.10
Restrictions & Rights
© Linda A. Jackson
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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