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Satchmo smiles with his trumpet

Louis Armstrong (also known as Satchmo) smiles with his trumpet. Besides the handkerchief in his pocket, he often carried a separate handkerchief (seen in his hands here) to mop his brow as he played.

This photograph, supplied by WENN, is undated. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, so this photo could be from the 1950s, when Armstrong was himself in his fifties.

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