The Two Kings, Elvis Presley with B.B. King at WDIA Goodwill Review, Memphis, TN

Image for The Two Kings, Elvis Presley with B.B. King at WDIA Goodwill Review, Memphis, TN
2 images
Created by
Dr. Withers, Ernest C., American, 1922 - 2007
Subject of
Presley, Elvis, American, 1935 - 1977
King, B.B., American, 1925 - 2015
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date
December 7, 1957
Description
On the left, Elvis Presley wears a necktie and striped jacket and puts his arm around the shoulders of B.B. King, right, who wears a bowtie and plaid jacket with a pocket square.
Topic
African American
Blues (Music)
Photography
Rock and roll (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.16.23
Restrictions & Rights
© Ernest C. Withers Trust
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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