New York: Jaques & Brother, 1852. Sheet music with hand-colored lithographic front cover. 4 pages. Front and back covers detached. Showing some light staining and foxing. In very good condition. Sheet music for solo piano, William Dressler's "Fort Hamilton Polka Redowa, Respectfully Dedicated to Miss Jane Anna Fellows". The image on the front cover shows two steamships, two small sailboats, and a three masted tall ship on the water in front to Fort Hamilton near Bay Ridge in Brooklyn.
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Oliver Ditson, 1850. Original sheet music. Folio. 5 Pages bound. Some foxing and thumb prints but still bright and clean. This sheet music is inscribed as a "New and Improved Edition" of an old song written by Rev. E. H. Chapin. The original song was published in the September 1839 issue of Poe's Southern Literary Messenger. When the words were set to music by George N. Allen, the song became a favorite and soon founds its way into the lumberjack's...
1970. Poster. 41 x 27 inches. This movie poster features Mick Jagger and James Fox in four different large-scale headshots, as themselves and in the film. This poster is in good condition and is not mounted on linen, two folds as issued. Hard to find.
Kansas City, MO: 1942. A 10 x 8-inch black-and-white 1942 photograph from the original negative, credited to George V. Costello, depicting Count Basie at the microphone at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO. Printed in 1995 from the original negative by iconic Jazz photographer Paul Hoeffler, who had acquired the rights in the late 1950s. Signed "P J H" on the back in blue ink and captioned: "Count Basie w/ Jo Jones, Freddie Greene & Walter Page." Fine condition. American...
Kansas City, MO: 1942. 1942 photograph measuring 10 x 8 inches, credited to George V. Costello. The image shows Count Basie at the microphone at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. Printed from the original negative in 1995 by iconic jazz photographer Paul Hoeffler, who had acquired the rights in the late 1950s. Signed on the back: "Paul Hoeffler - print 1995." Fine condition. American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader.
Cincinatti: The Enquirer, 1890. Poster. Color lithograph. Image measures 42 1/2" x 28 1/4". Caricatures of John Philip Sousa surround the central figure in this near perfect poster of the late 19th century.
1945. Exceptional 8 x 10-inch photo by Dunc Butler showing the band rehearsing at the Lincoln hotel in 1945. The image features the great alto sax player Jimmy Powell and also includes Lucky Thompson, Dickie Wells, Earle Warren, and Roy Rutherford. Near fine condition.
Newark, NJ: 1937. 8 x 10 inches (including the borders), photographed by Dunc Butler in 1937 at the Four Towers Restaurant in Newark, New Jersey, and printed from the original negative. The photo features Eddie Durham, Benny Morton, Ed Lewis, Buck Clayton, Dan Minor, and Bobby Moore. From the Frank Driggs collection, with his stamp on the back. Fine condition.
1945. This 8 x 10-inch black-and-white photograph was taken in 1945 and shows Joe Newman, Ed Lewis, Al Killian, and Harry Edison. Small crease and tear at the top; very good(-) condition.
Fargo, ND: 1940. Rare documented 8 x 10-inch photograph depicting Ellington at a press conference at the Crystal Ball Room in Fargo, North Dakota, on November 7, 1940. Photographed by Jack Towers and reproduced from his original negative. Near fine condition. Towers is considered one of the foremost experts at re-mastering early jazz recordings for definitive collections by the Smithsonian Institution. He won a Grammy Award in 1980 for a recording he made of a Duke Ellington concert at the...
1923. Very early heavy-stock promotional 10 x 8-inch photograph by Maurice Seymour, no date, circa 1923. This wasit-up image shows Ellington dressed in a tuxedo with a full head of hair. Originally from the archives of Metronome Magazine and later the Frank Driggs Collection. Tiny dark spot in the top margin; very good condition. American composer, pianist, and bandleader of jazz orchestras.
Philadelphia: 1865. Sheet music. Cover image measures 12 x 8". Sheet measures 14 x 10.5". 6 pages. This is a first publication of this highly sought after sheet music which depicts Confederate president Jefferson Davis at the time of his capture, clad in women's clothing and holding a wooden pail. He is discovered by Sgt. Benjamin D. Pritchard of the Fourth Michigan Cavalry, who proceeds to raise Davis's skirt, revealing a pair of Confederate riding boots. Varina Davis protests in...
New York: 1982. New York, 1982. Limited Edition. This striking, over-sized poster, 68 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches, was printed in an edition of about 50 copies, to be used as advertising for the New York City Opera in bus shelters. It depicts three typical Sendak figures, including a "Wild Thing," striking a pose, in costume, on a stage. Repaired 1 inch tear near bottom right corner. Not in Hanrahan. Very scarce.
Stipple engraving. Image measures 17" x 13.5". This beautiful stipple engraving of a girl playing a hurdy-gurdy beside a fireplace is modeled on William Hogarth's 1749 painting "The Savoyard Girl." This later print was made in 1798 and published in 1799. For many years, remained the only source of knowledge about Hogarth's painting, which remained in a private collection. The girl depicted is a savoyard, or a wandering street musician common in 18th-century London whose favorite instrument was the hurdy-gurdy...
Original watercolor. Frame measures 22 7/8" x 31 1/2". Painting measures 28" x 19 1/2" Lovely original watercolor of Jazz icon Dinah Washington. Undated, circa 1950. Dinah Washington (1924-1963) was a renowned singer and pianist. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Stuyvesant van Veen (1910-1988) was best known for his large-scale social realism style murals. His watercolors and portraits are rare.