Category: 1940s music

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten on January 19, 1940.

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Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., talking with singer Ella Fitzgerald during opening night of Bop City in 1949.

(Photo by Martha Holmes/The LIFE Picture Collection)

Ebony Magazine Covers – 1949

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.

Bill Robinson, Lena Horne and

Cab Calloway in “Stormy Weather” (1943)

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Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Hazel Scott on their wedding day in Harlem on August 1, 1945.

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1940. 

Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten on March 23, 1949.