William P. Gottlieb / U.S. Library of Congress

Billy Strayhorn in the 1940s

A photo of composer Billy Strayhorn, taken between 1946 and 1948 by William P. Gottlieb. The photo is now part of the Prints and Photographs Division of the U.S. Library of Congress. Billy Strayhorn was the composing partner of Duke Ellington; together they created classic tunes like "Lush Life" and "Take the 'A' Train."