Helen Humes, 1978

Image for Helen Humes, 1978
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Humes, Helen, American, 1913 - 1981
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 13 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. (35 x 24.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 3/4 x 10 13/16 in. (35 x 27.5 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 Helen Humes singing at a performance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Humes is lit from the front and most of the photo is in darkness. She is visible from the left profile and has her mouth open. She is holding the microphone in her left hand.
African American
Blues (Music)
Jazz (Music)
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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