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    Jazz - Group of Seventeen Signed Black and White Photographs Of Trombone Players (circa late 1940s-early 1950s). all vintage prints, seven stamped "Character Arts, Cleveland, Ohio" to lower right corner. Images of musicians on stage or backstage at venues in Cleveland, Chicago or New York. The majority are signed in blue ink and personalized to "Nat". Subjects include Miff Mole (X3), Jay Higgins, Ralph Hutchinson (X3), Peewee Hunt and Keg Johnson. Also included are four other unsigned photos. All 8" x 10" or 10" x 8". Five in Good to Very Good condition, with loss, fading and pinholes. The remainder are in Fine to Excellent condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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


    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, often in white ink. In some of the photos a bottle of white ink that he provided can be seen clearly.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    18th Saturday
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