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    Jazz - Eight Signed Black And White Photographs Of Female Jazz Vocalists (circa late 1940s to early 1950s). All vintage prints, three stamped "Character Arts, Cleveland, Ohio" to lower right corner. The majority are signed in blue or black fountain pen. Subjects include Dinah Washington, Maxine Sullivan (x2), Ethel Waters, Frances Irwin (x2) and Velma Middleton. All measure 8" x 10". Majority are in Very Good condition with some loss to corners and creases, some with remnants of tape to the left edge and minimal curling. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    Provenance: From The Nat Singerman Jazz Archive. See "Antiques Roadshow", PBS, Episode #2005, Little Rock, 2015..


    More Information: More Information: Nat Singerman was a professional photographer and co-owner of Character Arts Photo Studio in Cleveland, Ohio during the 1940s and 1950s. During this period he met and befriended many jazz legends who performed at clubs in and around Cleveland and Chicago He took many photographs of performances as well as numerous candid shots taken backstage. He also hosted jam sessions and dinners at his studio where other images from the archive were shot. At a later date, the performers signed these photos for him that he had printed as 8" x 10"s.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    18th Saturday
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