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    Jazz - Fifteen Signed Black And White Photographs of Pianists And Others (circa late 1940s to early 1940s). All vintage prints, two stamped "Character Arts Studio, Cleveland, Ohio" to lower right corner. The majority of the images show the musicians either performing or are candid shots of them relaxing at venues in Cleveland, Chicago or New York. The autographs are largely personalized to "Nat" and are signed in blue or black fountain pen. Subjects include Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson (x4), Sir Charles (Thompson), James Yancey, Estelle Yancey, Eddie Heywood (x2), Marian Page and a signed photograph of W.C. Handy, probably signed in his wife's hand. The lot also includes two unsigned photographs of Marian Page. All 8" x 10" or 10" x 8". The majority are in Fine to Excellent condition, some with remnants of yellow tape from when they were mounted in an album, some toning and minor 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. 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 musicians 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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