Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson, 1992

Image for Luther
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Johnson, Luther "Guitar Junior", American, born 1939
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
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)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1992
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.
African American
Blues (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
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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