DUKE ELLINGTON (3)

Outstanding vintage 10×8 glossy black and whiet chest-up publicity portrait, circa 1932, boldly signed and inscribed in green fountain pen, “To Miss Lois McDermand/May You Never be,/Mood Indigo/Duke Ellington.” Ellington is making reference to one of his signature compositions, originally recorded in 1930. Fine condition, with scattered mild creasing and handling bends, most visible in the borders; and light soiling in the borders at the bottom right. Most of the aforementioned flaws could easily be matted out.

$325