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SKIPP ADELMAN & CHARLES PETERSON (1900-1976) A group of 4 jazz photographs, including two of Teddy Wilson by Adelman and one of Peewee Russell and another of Brad Gowans by Peterson. Silver prints, the images measuring approximately 9 1/2x7 1/2 inches (24.1x19.1 cm.), the sheets slightly larger, the Adelman photographs each with his hand stamp and the sitter's credit, in pencil, on verso; the Peterson photograph of Gowans with Peterson's hand stamp and the sitter's credit, in red pencil, on verso, and the Russell with Peterson's signature or credit, title, citation, and a date (1938), in ink, the sitter's credit, in red pencil, and a hand stamp, on verso. 1930s
From the Personal Collection of Aron M. Mathieu (1907-1996), founder of Modern Photography magazine.
Charles Peterson was a former jazz guitarist, who became a jazz photographer, and is now remembered as the first to candidly document musicians at work. His photographs appeared in numerous publications, including Time, Life, Town and Country, Esquire and Down Beat, capturing the debut of Benny Goodman's first band at the Roosevelt Grill, the first jam session between Tommy Dorsey and Louis Armstrong backstage at the Paramount Theater, and Billie Holiday's first recording of "Strange Fruit." He met Edward Steichen, who encouraged his work, and Peterson took a year to study at Clarence White's school.