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Billy Strayhorn

From: Photographs of Blacks

Billy Strayhorn

From: Photographs of Blacks

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Creator: Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Other Creator: Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Date: 1958 Aug 19
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Description:
Stamped verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten. / 146 Central Park West / Cannot be reproduced without permission.
Abstract:
(William Thomas) Billy ("Sweet Pea") Strayhorn (1915 - 1967) was an African American musician, pianist and composer, known for his composition "Take the A Train". He played with Duke Ellington's band.
Physical Description:
1 photographic print
b&w
25.2 x 17 cm.
Host Note:
Photographer's number: XII W 5
Rights:
Photographs by Carl Van Vechten are used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; permission of the Trust is required to publish Van Vechten photographs in any format. To learn more, contact the Curator, Yale Collection of American Literature.
Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Source Digital Format:
High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 2028065
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