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    Jazz - Group Of Twenty-Two Signed Black And White Photographs Of Jazz Trumpeters (circa late 1940s-early 1950s). All vintage prints, seven with photography studio stamp to lower right corner "Character Artists, Cleveland, Ohio". The majority are personalized to "Nat" and are either signed in blue or black fountain pen, or ballpoint pen. Subjects include Roy Eldridge (x3), Jimmy McPartland (x3), Wingy Manone, Charlie Teagarden (x2), Wild Bill Davis, Bobby Hackett (x2), Luis Prima, Lee Collins, Phil Napoleon, Doc Evans (also signed by Darnell Howard), Jonah Jones (x2), Henry Levine (x3). One other unsigned photo of Jimmy McPartland is also included. All measure 8" x 10" or 10" x 8". Generally in Very Good to Excellent condition, all with remnants of yellow tape to the left edge from when they were previously mounted in an album, the lesser examples with creases and minor loss. 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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    March, 2017
    18th Saturday
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