Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Digital Collection: Gottlieb Jazz Photos

Gottlieb Jazz Photos 
This Library of Congress collection of 200 photographs (now in the public domain) on Flickr documents the jazz scene in New York City and Washington, D.C. from 1938 to 1948. More photos will be added each month until all 1,600 in the collection are in Flickr. Browse the collection for photos of Mildred Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, and Mary Lou Williams.  

William P. Gottlieb's photos of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mary Lou Williams.
For additional context, listen to Gottlieb's comments on the Billie Holiday photograph and on the Ella Fitzgerald photograph. Also, the National Public Radio's segment on Women in Jazz  includes an audio clip of a 1973 interview with Mary Lou Williams.

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