Photographic print of a performance by Melvin Harris and the Blue Notes

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2 images
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Club Harlem, American, 1935 - 1986
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, American, founded 1954
Pendergrass, Teddy, American, 1950 - 2010
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 in. (15.6 x 23.5 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1975
Description
A black and white photograph of a performance by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes on stage at Club Harlem in Atlantic City, with a full band behind them and audience members sitting at tables at the front of the stage. Teddy Pendergrass, the lead vocalist, is pictured in the center of the stage facing the audience while behind him the rest of the group face stage left, with left knees slightly bent. There are no inscriptons, front or back.
Topic
African American
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Nightlife
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Henrietta W. Shelton, Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, Inc.
Object number
2011.145.7
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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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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