Photograph of Louis Armstrong with trumpet and with his wife, Lucille together with "Lose Weight the Satchmo Way!" diet plan, signed by Armstrong

N.p. N.p., circa 1960s. Photograph of Louis Armstrong at home, holding his trumpet, with his wife Louise. Taken by noted jazz photographer Eddie Adams in the mid-1960s, printing date unknown. With the Eddie Adams Archive stamp on the verso, signed just below by his son, Edward Adams II. An unusually candid image we have never seen, to our knowledge unpublished.

Included is a printed sheet describing Armstrong's 9-day diet plan, titled "Lose Weight, the Satchmo Way!" that is SIGNED by Armstrong (with both his full name and "Satchmo"). An interesting plan that would today be considered Atkins-esque, heavy on black coffee, fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, and cheese, ending with "A laxative at least once a week, is very nice."

Vintage silver gelatin print, 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Fine condition.

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