Eddie "Blues Man" Kirkland, 1989

Image for Eddie
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Kirkland, Eddie, Jamaican, 1923 - 2011
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 5/16 x 13 11/16 in. (23.6 x 34.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. (26.4 x 35 cm)
H x W (Matted): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place captured
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date
1989
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Eddie Bluesman Kirkland playing a guitar and singing at a performance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is wearing a dark hat, white shirt, and a dark vest. He is singing into a microphone and his left hand and neck of the guitar are visible at the bottom right of the frame. The photo is taken from an extreme low angle.
Topic
Blues (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number
2012.164.34
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer

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