Ellington & Nance rare photograph

Offered on ebay is a photo album from an African American family containing 50 photos of various sizes, dating from 1940-1945. The majority of them document a young man's life first as a high school student hanging out with his friends and then as a military man.

But there's a hidden treasure: one of the 5" x 7" photos pictures Duke Ellington and Ray Nance with a group of injured soldiers at Mayo General Hospital "Reconditioning Section" in Rochester, Minn. on July 25, 1944.

Thanks to Carl A. Hällström for pointing me to this photo.

2 comentarios:

  1. El año que yo nací! y Nance que buen músico: trompetista, violinista y cantante ! De ELLINGTON con decir que fue el nº 1 de toda la Historis del jazz , está dicho todo.
    ¡qué foto más curiosa!
    Gracias por la investigación y por la insercción .
    juan josé gonzález