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    Jazz - Group Of Twenty Signed Black And White Photographs Of Male Jazz Vocalists And Musicians (circa late 1940s-early 1950s). All vintage prints, twelve stamped "Character Artists, Cleveland, Ohio" to lower right corner. The majority of the images showing the performers on stage at various venues in and around Cleveland, Chicago or New York. Largely, the autographs are personalized to "Nat", signed in blue or green fountain pen including: Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Tony Bennett (x5), Joe Turner, Cab Calloway, Johnny Ray (x 4), The Mills Brothers and Perry Como (x4). All measure 8" x 10 or 10" x 8". Joe Turner photo is in Good condition, with loss to corners. The balance are generally in Fine to Excellent condition, some with remnants of yellow tape to left edge from when they were mounted in an album. Some 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.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    18th Saturday
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