Louis wearing headphones
Louis was an audiophile and always had the latest equipment. Here he tries on a set of headphones.
Photo by Jack Bradley, Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, Jack Bradley Collection.
Louis posing with a samisen in Japan
Louis was an international superstar who was recognized and loved all over the world. He was on the road more than 300 days a year over the course of his career, and he performed on six continents.
Courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum
Louis and the Neighborhood Children
While Louis never had any children of his own, he loved children. This image was taken on Louis’ front stoop and has become an iconic representation of Louis’ love and kindness towards his fans and neighbors.
Photo courtesy of the Louis Armstrong House Museum