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    Jazz - Ten Signed Black And White Photographs Of Female Jazz Vocalists (circa early 1950s). all vintage prints with a matte finish, signed in blue, black or green fountain pen. Subjects include Dinah Washington, Maxine Sullivan, Velma Middleton (x2), Ethel Waters, Connie Haines, Claire Hogan, Lily Ann Carol and Frances Irwin. Eight are personalized to "Nat ", including four with "Character Arts, Cleveland, Ohio" stamps to the lower right border. All measure 8" x 10" or "10" x 8". Washington, Sullivan and Middleton all Fine condition, others Good to Very Good condition. All with remnants of yellow tape to the left edge from when they were mounted in an album, some with pinholes and loss to edges, some curling. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    Provenance: From The Nat Singerman 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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    June, 2016
    24th-25th Friday-Saturday
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