Color photograph of Eubie Blake and The Reagans

Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Blake, Eubie, American, 1887 - 1983
Blake, Marion, American
President Reagan, Ronald, American, 1911 - 2004
Reagan, Nancy, American, born 1921
Jacobs, Lew, American
Medium
photographic paper and ink
Dimensions
H x W: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type
chromogenic color prints
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1981
Description
Color photograph of Eubie Blake, seated in a wheelchair, accompanied by Marion Blake, Eubie's wife and Lew Jacobs. Eubie is shaking hands with then President, Ronald and First Lady, Nancy Reagan. Blake was visiting the White House because on October 9, 1981, he was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded by President Ronald Reagan.
Topic
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Musical Theatre
Photography
Ragtime (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number
2011.149.2.1
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