Herman Hiller / U.S. Library of Congress

Louis Armstrong mops his head with a handkerchief

Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong uses his ever-present handkerchief to mop his head in a 1953 photo by Herman Hiller for the World Telegram & Sun.

This shot is from the New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, now part of the US Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. (Digital ID: cph 3c18720)

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