Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, 1988

Image for Johnny
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, American, 1937 - 1997
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (35 x 23.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 x 10 11/16 in. (35.4 x 27.1 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white photograph of blues musician Johnny "Clyde" Copeland performing in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Copeland is photographed from the chest up and is mostly in shadow. He looks down at his guitar, which is not visible, but wears a wide strap over his left shoulder with [TEXAS] stitched vertically down it.
African American
Blues (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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