Library of Congress Places William P. Gottlieb’s Iconic Jazz Images on Flickr

Washington, DC – In the late 1930s, a Golden Age of Jazz started to emerge, as hard economic times began to fade


Airwaves were pulsating with jazz and record sales were rising.  Legends like Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and many more were on the scene – and so was William P.Gottlieb.Equipped with a bulky Speed Graphic camera, Gottlieb, a young columnist for the Washington Post and later a writer for Down Beat magazine, photographed jazz musicians and performers, capturing classic images that are well-known today.  Gottlieb photographed the jazz greats from 1938 to 1948.


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