James Cotton, 1979

Image for James Cotton, 1979
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Cotton, James, American, born 1935
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 5/16 x 13 11/16 in. (23.7 x 34.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/16 x 13 3/4 in. (26.5 x 35 cm)
H x W (Matted): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
Coconut Grove, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
A black-and-white photograph of James Cotton holding a harmonica at a microphone during a performance in Coconut Grove, FL. He is wearing a white shirt and has a watch on his left wrist. His eyes are wide and his mouth is open.
African American
Blues (Music)
Composers (Musicians)
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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