Category: black history

Sam Cooke, 1960

Sam Cooke, 1960

Josephine Baker backstage, Venice, 1949

Josephine Baker backstage, Venice, 1949

Ella Fitzgerald in Rome, 1956, photo by Umbert…

Ella Fitzgerald in Rome, 1956, photo by Umberto Severini

Jazz great Miles Davis, Hackensack, New Jersey…

Jazz great Miles Davis, Hackensack, New Jersey, 1954, photo by Francis Wolff

Photo of Ray Charles by William Claxton, Los A…

Photo of Ray Charles by William Claxton, Los Angeles, 1961

Billie Holiday singing at a New York nightclub…

Billie Holiday singing at a New York nightclub, 1943

Dinah Washington gets her groove on, Los Angel…

Dinah Washington gets her groove on, Los Angeles, 1959, photo by William Claxton

Ella Fitzgerald singing at Mr. Kelly’s, Chicag…

Ella Fitzgerald singing at Mr. Kelly’s, Chicago, 1958, photo by Yale Joel

Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in Carme…

Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in Carmen Jones  (Otto Preminger, 1954)

Eartha Kitt, photo by Susanne Schapowalow

Eartha Kitt, photo by Susanne Schapowalow