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Title B+W inscribed photo of Frank Sinatra on Bergenline Ave.(?), W.N.Y., NJ., n.d., ca. 1940-1942.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2015.031.0001
Collection Sinatra-ana
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Black-and-white inscribed photograph of Frank Sinatra on Bergenline Ave.(?), West New York, NJ., no date, circa 1940-1942.

Contemporary 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" high print. Photographer not indicated. (Accompanied by two documents re authenticity.)

Inscribed in blue ink fountain pen on front: Sincerely, Frank Sinatra.

Autographed in ink on back:
Buddy Rich
Jo Stafford

View is of a young Sinatra in foreground probably leaving shop being trailed by fans. West New York name appears on the awning to the right, but street location is unknown. None of the other people are identified.

Because of the Rich and Stafford signatures on the back and Sinatra's youthful appearance, it can be considered that this photo and inscription are from Sinatra's period with the Tommy Dorsey band. Rich was the Dorsey band drummer. Stafford was a member of the vocal group, The Pier Pipers, who provided back-up vocals for Sinatra and other featured singers until she became a featured soloist in this era.

A fan's treasured memento as indicated by the loving, but well-worn condition.
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souvenir / autograph / memorabilia / celebrity / musicians / music
Photographer n/a
Place West New York
Date 1940-1942
Year Range from 1940.0
Year Range to 1942.0
People Sinatra, Frank
Rich, Buddy
Stafford, Jo
Search Terms Frank Sinatra
Orig/copy Original
Caption enhanced
Imagefile 341\20150310001-2.TIF
Classification Exteriors
Buildings
Signs
Music
People
Social & Personal Activity