Item 2008.001.1672 - [Portrait of Mel Torme]

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[Portrait of Mel Torme]

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2008.001.1672

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  • [ca. 1950] (Creation)
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    A. Gilbert Studios

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1 photograph: 12.5 x 10

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(1922-present)

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AI Gilbert's father Nathan opened the Elite Photography Studio on Queen Street West in 1922. AI began working there during the 1940s and took over the business when his father retired. Now in its 88th year, Gilbert Studio continues to operate at 170 Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario.

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Item is a studio headshot of blonde man with checked jacket and tie. Recto ink stamp reads "Mel Torme". Stamp font and image format matches others from A. Gilbert Studios.

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Mel Torme (1925-1999) was an American jazz singer and composer who also played drums and appeared in movies and tv.

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