A great photo, I think, unfortunately without background information. Maybe the young guy in the middle was said goodbye to the front. True chap style anyway.
Boxer Joe Louis and his wife Marva Trotter in Harlem on September 25, 1935.
(Original Caption) 9/25/1935-New York, NY: Joe Louis, the ‘Brown Bomber’ of Detroit, shown walking along a Harlem street with his bride, the former Marva Trotter of Chicago whom he married a few hours before Joe knocked out Max Baer of California. As the result of his victory last night, and the one over Primo Carnera early this summer, Joe is the idol of New York’s Harlem. Joe and his bride left New York for Pompton Lakes, scene of the fighter’s training activities. Later they will return to Joe’s home city of Detroit.
Recent Acquisition – Photograph Collection
“Luther Heath & wife” Layton Studio, 507 E. Broad St., Richmond, Va.
Photograph, ca. 1920s-30s
William Clarence Eckstine (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993)
American jazz and pop singer, and a bandleader of the swing era. He was noted for his rich, resonant, almost operatic bass-baritone voice. Eckstine’s recording of “I Apologize” (MGM, 1948) was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999. (Wikipedia)
View of singer and bandleader Billy Eckstine. Printed on front: “Bruno of Hollywood, NYC. Billy Eckstine, exclusive management, William Morris Agency, New York, Chicago, London, Hollywood.” Stamped on back: “Thanks for credit. Bruno of Hollywood, N.Y.C. 154 W. 57th St., New York City, N.Y. Hotel Lenox, Boston, Mass.”
- Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library