Today we celebrate the birth of photographer William P. Gottlieb, known for his iconic photos of leading jazz musicians in the 30s and 40s. His subjects included Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and Thelonious Monk--just to name a few!
Here Gottlieb (right) is pictured with Duke Ellington at WINX radio station in Washington, DC, around 1940.
Check out our digitized collection of Gottlieb photographs here! https://www.loc.gov/collections/jazz-photography-of-william-p-gottlieb/?loclr=fbmus