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Duke Ellington - Roxbury, Mass. - 1970

Image for Duke Ellington - Roxbury, Mass. - 1970
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
This image depicts Duke Ellington playing the piano. Sitting on a piano bench at a grand piano with his back to the viewer, he has his hands on the keys and his head turned to the left. He wears a light colored jacket and dark checked pants. In the background can be seen several sections of a band playing saxophones and trumpets.
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974
Date
1970
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 13036pixels × 10274pixels
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2014.116.26
Topic
African American
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Place depicted
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston