Postcard of Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, with autograph
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- Photograph by
- Maurice Seymour Studio, American, founded 1929
- Subject of
- Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974
- Juan Tizol Martinez, Puerto Rican, 1900 - 1984
- Barney Bigard, American, 1906 - 1980
- Sonny Greer, American, 1895 - 1982
- 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.
- Credit Line
- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Object number
- Restrictions & Rights
- Public domain
- Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
- ink on paper
- 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)
- Place captured
- Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
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- National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
- Media Arts-Photography
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- African American
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