Three-quarter length portrait of W.C. Handy, playing the muted trumpet.

N.p: 17 July 1941.

Vintage gelatin silver print. Embossed stamp lower left, atelier stamp on verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten | 146 Central Park West | Cannot be reproduced without permission", and docketed by Van Vechten in pencil, recording the subject of the photograph ("William Christopher Handy"), the date, and the number of the negative. 1 vols. 10 x 8 inches. Matted and framed Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of Portraits: The Photography of Carl Van Vechten (1978). Item #211753

Fine image of the "Father of the Blues," reproduced in Portraits: The Photography of Carl Van Vechten (1978).

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