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Lot #539
Louis Armstrong Signed Photograph

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Vintage pearl-finish 10 x 8 Gibson Studio of Chicago photo of Armstrong seated and polishing his trumpet with a handkerchief, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Best wishes to 'Links,' 'Oh' you Rascal you, from Louis Armstrong, 5/11/33.” In very good to fine condition, with light silvering, a few small creases, and overall light rippling from old clippings affixed to the back. Armstrong's inscription is assuredly a reference to his 1931 hit 'You Rascal You,' a song that was performed in the 1932 Betty Boop cartoon 'I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You.'

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Presidents
  • Dates: #658 - Ended February 08, 2023

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