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Vocalist and composer Jon Hendricks passed away yesterday, aged ninety-six. This photo, from the obituary published by the Washington Post, shows Hendricks on the right along with vocalists Dave Lambert and Annie Ross:

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Tucked behind Lambert’s ear is what appears to be an Eberhard Faber Blackwing pencil. The recording session is attributed to the late 1950s.

Thanks to Michael from Orange Crate Art, who I think has spotted more Blackwings than anybody.