Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00038231: LOUIS ARMSTRONG

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Just fantastic, quite early vintage 9.75 x 8-inch matte-finish black and white full-length publicity portrait of the beloved jazz trumpeter, bandleader and singer with his trusty instrument, boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen on September 4, 1934. In near fine condition, with staining in the top border; a small but noticeable bend to the bottom right-hand corner tip, repaired on the reverse with tape; mild creasing in the background at the bottom left; and faint silvering to the darker areas of the image. The flaws along the edges could easily be matted out. The additional mild creasing and silvering are essentially visible only when the photograph is angled into the light.