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Photographic print of Duke Ellington, Alfredo Gustar, and Billy Strayhorn

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black and white photograph of Duke Ellington with composer Billy Strayhorn and dancer Alfredo Gustar inside the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ellington is seated at a piano and Gustar is sitting on top. Strayhorn stands to the side of the piano, between the other two men. A floral patterned curtain covers a window in the center background. The back of the photograph has an inscription: 71PRXGT, a printed notation, and several stickers.
Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974
Billy Strayhorn, American, 1915 - 1967
Alfredo Gustar, American
Date
ca. 1942 - 1943
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 × 9 15/16 in. (20.3 × 25.2 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2014.302.45
Topic
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Musicians
Photography
Tap dancing
Place captured
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive