Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson, 1992

Image for Luther
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Johnson, Luther "Guitar Junior", American, born 1939
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 13 11/16 x 9 5/16 in. (34.7 x 23.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (35 x 26.7 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1992
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson playing guitar during a performance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is wearing a multicolored shirt and three necklaces. The black guitar strap is over his left shoulder. He has his eyes closed and his face is sweaty.
Topic
African American
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
2012.164.43
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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