willie "the lion" smith

While Art Kane was taking pictures, Willie "The Lion" Smith tired of
standing and left the group to sit on the stoop next door.
The picture that appeared in Esquire, and became famous
all over the world, was taken after he left the group.

Willie "The Lion" Smith, in a light suit, standing between
Luckey Roberts and Maxine Sullivan.

Art Kane's photograph, without The Lion.

Willie "The Lion" Smith taking a rest as bystanders
watch the photograph being taken.

Luckey Roberts and Willie "The Lion" Smith.