DownBeat Magazine Hall of Fame Plaque, presented to Duke Ellington

Description:

This plaque was presented to Duke Ellington by DownBeat magazine in 1956. It is a wooden plaque with and engraved metal plate, two branches on the sides of the plate, and two branches joined by a bow below the plate. The plate is engraved:

TO
DUKE ELLINGTON
NAMED
FIFTH MEMBER OF THE
MUSIC HALL OF FAME
BY THE READERS OF DOWN BEAT
1956

American music magazine, DownBeat, was established in 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. The publication is devoted to “jazz, blues and beyond.” DownBeat magazine publishes annual surveys of both its readers and critics in a variety of categories and presents awards to its winners.

Presentation Date: 1956

Recipient: Ellington, Duke

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

Subject: Awards and Prizes

Subject:

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments, Popular Entertainment, Music & Musical Instruments, Jazz

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0369.343Accession Number: 1989.0369Catalog Number: 1989.0369.343

Object Name: plaque

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 3/4 in x 18 in x 1 in; 29.845 cm x 45.72 cm x 2.54 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-c568-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1296498

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