LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Matchless vintage 8×10 double-weight pearl finish sepia tone three-quarter length publicity portrait, signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “My best wishes/to W. T. Andrews/From/Louis Armstrong/ 8/18/32.”  Fine condition, with mounting remnants in the top and right borders; a mild bend running from the bottom of the image through the top of his left leg; extremely faint patches of silvering to some of the darker areas of the image, completely invisible when the photograph is viewed head on; and the writing uniformly faded but still completely readable, although somewhat difficult to see in the accompanying scan.  A closeup scan of the writing will be provided upon request.

$675