[Portrait of Allen Eager, Art Mardigan, and Curley Russell, Club 18, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1947] (LOC)

Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer.


[Portrait of Allen Eager, Art Mardigan, and Curley Russell, Club 18, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1947]


1 negative : b&w ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.


Caption from Down Beat: One of the last groups officially at the Club 18 was Allan Eager's unit. Here is a Got photo of Eager, tenor, and Arv [sic] Mardigan on drums. The 52nd Street spot has completed a full circle. After first closing as the Club 18, it became Dixon's, which upon closing became the Troubadour, which became Club 18, and closed again.



Gottlieb Collection Assignment No. 116

Reference print available in Music Division, Library of Congress.

Purchase William P. Gottlieb

Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress).

In: "Street jumps with Eager," Down Beat, v. 14, no. 23 (Nov. 5, 1947), p. 3.



Eager, Allen

Mardigan, Art

Russell, Curley

Jazz musicians--1940-1950.


Double bassists--1940-1950.

Drummers (Musicians)--1940-1950.

Club 18


Format: Portrait photographs--1940-1950.

Cityscape photographs--1940-1950.

Film negatives--1940-1950.


Rights Info: Mr. Gottlieb has dedicated these works to the public domain, but rights of privacy and publicity may apply. lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-copyrig...


Repository: (negative) Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Washington D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

(reference print) Library of Congress, Music Division, Washington D.C. 20540 USA, loc.gov/rr/perform/


Part Of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (DLC) 99-401005


General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-home.html


Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/gottlieb.02161


Call Number: LC-GLB23- 0216



  • Leif Bop 5y

    Notice the trumpet lying behind Eager.
    This photo is most probably from a jam session matinee on September 28, 1947, when Club 18 still was called Troubadour.
    (See handbill in L. B. Petersen and T. Rehak, The Music and Life of Theodore "Fats" Navarro (2009), 100).
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Taken sometime in 1947
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