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Photographic print of Cab Calloway

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black and white photograph of Cab Calloway conducting a band including Milton Hinton and Leon "Chu" Berry, at the Hill City Auditorium in the Savoy Ballroom in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Calloway stands to the right of the photograph in front of the band and a music stand. He faces the band, who are in the left of the photograph. Most of the band members are seated, but Berry stands with his mouth to his saxophone, facing Calloway. An unidentified man is partially visible in the left foreground of the photograph. In the right background, behind Calloway, people are seated. The back of the photograph has six stickers with barcode, numbers, reproduction information, caption information and a handwritten inscription of numbers.
Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994
Milt Hinton, American, 1910 - 2000
Leon Berry, American, 1908 - 1941
Date
July 1941
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 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2014.302.50
Topic
African American
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
United States--History--1933-1945
Place depicted
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive