Papa John Creach, 1994

Image for Papa John Creach, 1994
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Creach, Papa John, American, 1917 - 1994
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 13 3/4 x 9 3/8 in. (35 x 23.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 x 10 13/16 in. (35.2 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
ca. 1994
A black-and-white photograph of Papa John Creach playing violin at a performance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is wearing a multicolored hat, white shirt, and a leather jacket. He is holding the violin in his left hand and the bow in his right hand.
African American
Blues (Music)
Instrumentalists (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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