Mongo Santamaria, 1979

Image for Mongo Santamaria, 1979
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Mongo Santamaría, Cuban American, 1922 - 2003
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 13 11/16 x 9 1/8 in. (34.8 x 23.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. (35.3 x 24.8 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 jazz percussionist Mongo Santamaria performing at a concert in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Santamaria sits behind a drum with his right hand raised playing it. He wears a light colored suit jacket, dress shirt, and necklace. The elbow and fingers of another person's crossed arms are visible in front of Santamaria.
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
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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