Memorabilia: Photographs

I have hundreds of press/promo 8 × 10 glossy black-and-white photos (and a few in color, too) dating from the 1960s through the early 1990s. More than half are of jazz artists, and the rest represent a broad spectrum of musical entertainment: blues, soul, folk, cabaret, R&B, rock, pop, and a few classical. Are you looking for Count Basie, Kenny Burrell, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Cannonball Adderley, or Steppenwolf? I might have it—and all photos are genuine and most are in excellent condition.

Here are a few examples, and of course there is no watermark on the actual photos. Contact me with questions or for a list of who is available, and refer to my Sales Policy page for information on invoicing and payment. Click on any image to see it at a larger size.

View or download my current list of available photos.

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Photo of Sir Charles Thompson, ca. 1947Jazz pianist and composer Sir Charles Thompson. This photo, from the famous studio of Bruno of Hollywood, is undated. It was probably taken during Thompson’s time with Illinois Jacquet. That is where he was when he wrote his most famous composition, “Robin’s Nest,” in 1947.  This copy was probably printed in about 1960. It was in the files of an agent who booked Thompson that year.

The print is in very fine plus condition. There are two staple holes in the upper left corner, in the margin outside the image, and the lower left corner is creased, also outside the image area. The Troy Street Images watermark does not appear on the actual photo. Price: $18. Contact me for more information or to purchase.

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Art Farmer Signed Photo 1967In December 1967, the trumpeter and flugelhornist Art Farmer played at the Jazz Workshop in Boston. Farmer was a veteran presence on the scene by then; he had been performing and recording for over 20 years, and his playing was noted for its lyricism and warm tone. He signed this photo at that time. Although the signature is clear, the ballpoint pen was skipping a bit on the photo’s glossy surface.

This 8 x 10 print is in very fine condition—no marks, tears, or creases, and no marks on the reverse. The lower left corner is creased, but the damage is outside the image area. The Troy Street Images watermark does not appear on the actual photo. Price: $49. Contact me for more information or to purchase.

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