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    Louis Armstrong And Lil Armstrong Signed Photographs (Circa Late 1940s). both black and white, one showing Louis' fourth wife Lucille mopping his brow with a pile of handkerchiefs, signed and inscribed in black ink "To Our Boy "Nat / Louis Armstrong" . The other showing Satchmo's second wife Lil Harding Armstrong playing the piano, signed and inscribed in black ink "To Nat Best Wishes Lil Armstrong 11/21/48 ". Both 8" x 10". In Very Good Condition, each with remnants of yellowed tape to left edge, slight blemishing to images, not affecting signatures, pen marks to back of Louis' photograph and light crease to upper right corner, pin holes to corners of Lil's photograph. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    Provenance: The Nat Singerman Collection
    See "Antiques Roadshow", PBS, Episode #2005, Little Rock, 2015.


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    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
    November, 2016
    12th Saturday
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