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    Jazz - Large Group Of Black And White Photographs Of Jazz Artists (circa late 1940s-early 1950s). all vintage prints, the majority taken at venues in and around Cleveland, Chicago or New York. Some photos show performances, others are more candid shots of musicians relaxing. Subjects include Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong (x8), Dinah Washington, Clarence Lofton with Jimmy Yancey and Estelle "Mama" Yancey (x11), Lionel Hampton (x6), Barney Bigard, Maxine Sullivan, Pearl Bailey, Charlie Teagarden and others. All 8" x 10" or 10" x 8". In Good to Fine condition, some yellowed with loss to edges, some with pinholes. 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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