Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Professor Longhair, American, 1918 - 1980
Date
1973
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 13 3/16 x 9 1/4 in. (33.5 x 23.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (35 x 27 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Description
A black-and-white sepia toned photograph of New Orleans musician Professor Longhair playing piano during a performance in New York City. He is photographed from significantly below the stage while sitting at the piano and facing right and wears a t-shirt, slacks, white belt, necklace and sunglasses. Just behind him is a standing man playing bass.
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Blues (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number
2012.164.111
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5869ab48a-3a0e-4369-b59d-bedad7a30643
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