Two items from eBay form a lovely combination.
The first is a Bunny Berigan autograph. Too bad that the original owner snipped out the signature and glued it to the page, but who knew about acid-free paper and archival storage then? Probably (s)he just waggled an autograph book open to a blank page in front of Berigan, who signed his name in the neat handwriting characteristic of the time.
Bunny, not surprisingly, idolized Louis Armstrong — and said in an interview that all a trumpeter on the road needed was a toothbrush and a picture of Louis. For his part, Louis said, “Bunny can’t do no wrong in music.” They knew.
Then there’s the photograph below — the Voice of America jazz commentator Willis Conover (who made jazz accessible behind the Iron Curtain) seated with Louis himself, sometime in the late Fifties.