In honour of Frank Sinatra's 100 year legacy, the Grammy Museum at LA LIVE, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Sinatra Family, has created an exhibition titled Sinatra: An American Icon.

The travelling exhibit officially opened on 4 March and features items from the singer's childhood to his death in 1998.

Jacqueline Davis, the executive director at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, said: "There is some kind of adventure in particularly every corner. Because he grew up in Hoboken (New Jersey) there is actually the facsimile of the train with the parts of Hoboken going by. So you get a real sense of where he began."

Highlights include several of Sinatra's awards, his signature fedora, sunglasses and his infamous mug shot following his arrest for 'seduction'.

"A lot of this material came from the Frank Sinatra estate. The curator from the Grammy museum Bob Santelli went to a whole warehouse where these materials were. And it's a sign of a very good curator because this is not clutter; this is a very well curated samples of his life," said Davis.

Never-before-seen artworks created by Sinatra fill one section of the exhibition, with brushes and paint actually used by the New Jersey native also on display.

"It's a real opportunity to bring people in and have them celebrate the real talent of a man who was a great singer. After one note you recognised his voice. Who was a movie star, who was a humanitarian. There are so many things that come together."

The exhibition will run at the library until 4 September 2015 and then will travel to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.