Classic Photos of Jazz Musicians From The Library of Congress

[Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, 52nd Street, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948] (LOC)

[Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946] (LOC)

[Portrait of Wilbur De Paris, Sammy Price, Sidney De Paris, Eddie (Emmanuel) Barefield, and Charlie Traeger, Jimmy Ryan's (Club), New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947] (LOC)

Over at Flickr, the US Library of Congress just posted some amazing, copyright-free photos of jazz musicians taken by William P. Gottlieb that document the “Golden Age of Jazz” in New York City and Washington, D.C. from 1938 to 1948.

Written by Todd Lappin

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