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Carl Van Vechten, a photographer and writer who took a particular interest in African Amercan artists of the era, photographed Holiday in 1949.

Carl Van Vechten, a photographer and writer who took a particular interest in African Amercan artists of the era, photographed Holiday in 1949.

Billie Holiday 1915-1959 - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at 44, her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era. Her vinyl recordings are widely sought after today.

Billie Holiday 1915-1959 - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at 44, her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era. Her vinyl recordings are widely sought after today.

LADY SINGS THE BLUES (BILLIE HOLIDAY) Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February 1947 Follow us on Tumblr  Pinterest  Facebook  Twitter

LADY SINGS THE BLUES (BILLIE HOLIDAY) Colorized image from an original black & white portrait first published in Down Beat magazine, February 1947 Follow us on Tumblr Pinterest Facebook Twitter

Billie Holiday - Autumn in New York - A classic- one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite singers-perfect!

Billie Holiday - Autumn in New York - A classic- one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite singers-perfect!

Billie Holiday "Lady Day" (1915-1959) American jazz singer and songwriter, had a…

Billie Holiday "Lady Day" (1915-1959) American jazz singer and songwriter, had a…

Billie Holiday by Roy DeCarava in the Photographs Dept., Learn how to freestyle rap here: http://tofreestyle.com/ #jazz #freestylerap #hipop

Billie Holiday by Roy DeCarava in the Photographs Dept., Learn how to freestyle rap here: http://tofreestyle.com/ #jazz #freestylerap #hipop

Billie Holiday - Chanteuse de jazz et copositrice parolière - 1915-1959

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Billie Holiday - Chanteuse de jazz et copositrice parolière - 1915-1959

Affiche de Billie Holiday. Lady Day chante que les Blues live at Carnegie Hall. 1948.12x18 le 27 mars. Musique de jazz. Papier d'emballage. Art. New York

Affiche de Billie Holiday. Lady Day chante que les Blues live at Carnegie Hall. 1948.12x18 le 27 mars. Musique de jazz. Papier d'emballage. Art. New York

Billie Holliday in olympia, london november 1958 http://fuckyeahbillieholiday.tumblr.com/tagged/Olympia

Billie Holliday in olympia, london november 1958 http://fuckyeahbillieholiday.tumblr.com/tagged/Olympia

The Lady - Billie Holiday with her dog, Mister c. 1947

Lady Day and her Mister

The Lady - Billie Holiday with her dog, Mister c. 1947

Billie Holiday photographed by Roy DeCarava in 1952.

Billie Holiday photographed by Roy DeCarava in 1952.