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Louis Armstrong Selmer Trumpet, 1946
Created by: Henri Selmer Paris, September 1946
Brass-and-gold trumpet owned and played by Louis Armstrong. This one-of-a-kind trumpet was crafted by Henri Selmer specifically for Armstrong in Paris after World War II, during the French recovery period.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture