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[Portrait of Louis Armstrong, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946] (LOC)

Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer.

[Portrait of Louis Armstrong, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946]

1 negative : b&w ; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.

Caption from Down Beat: These are the things that make up Louis Armstrong, as reflected in the mirror by Bill Gottlieb, staff lensman, in the third of his intimate studies of musical celebs in their dressing rooms. Here are his throat spray and other medications (Louie vocalizes as much as he plays trumpet, you know), the inevitable stack of handkerchiefs (he uses them by the dozen), and copies of the diet by which he lost 60 poinds in one year, distributed gratis to all over-weight friends and acquaintances.

Gottlieb Collection Assignment No. 011
Reference print available in Music Division, Library of Congress.
Purchase William P. Gottlieb
Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress).
In: "Through the looking glass," Down Beat, v. 13, no. 15 (July 15, 1946), p. 21.

Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971
Jazz musicians–1940-1950.
Trumpet players–1940-1950.

Format: Portrait photographs–1940-1950.
Film negatives–1940-1950.

Rights Info: Mr. Gottlieb has dedicated these works to the public domain, but rights of privacy and publicity may apply.…

Repository: (negative) Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Washington D.C. 20540 USA,
(reference print) Library of Congress, Music Division, Washington D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (DLC) 99-401005

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Call Number: LC-GLB13- 0025

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