Duke Ellington with Bop City patrons, c. mid 1950s

  • Image for Duke Ellington with Bop City patrons, c. mid 1950s
  • Image for Duke Ellington with Bop City patrons, c. mid 1950s
2 images
Photograph by
Jackson, Steve Jr., 1923 - 1999
Subject of
Ellington, Duke, American, 1899 - 1974
Unidentified Woman or Women
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 7 1/2 × 9 7/16 in. (19 × 24 cm)
H x W (sheet): 8 × 9 15/16 in. (20.3 × 25.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Fillmore, San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1955
Description
This black and white photograph depicts Duke Ellington seated between two women. Sitting behind a table, Duke Ellington wears a dark suit, light colored shirt and spotted tie. The woman seated to his left wears a light colored dress with a double strand of pearls. The woman to his right wears a spotted dress with large round white earrings. The back of a man's head is visible in the foreground. The back of the photograph has a green sticker with "#9" handwritten on it.
Topic
African American
Bebop (Music)
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Music
Nightlife
Singers (Musicians)
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
2016.117.9
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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