Carey Bell, 1988

Image for Carey Bell, 1988
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
Bell, Carey, American, 1936 - 2007
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 9 5/8 x 13 11/16 in. (24.5 x 34.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 x 13 13/16 in. (27.6 x 35.1 cm)
H x W (Matted): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1988
A black-and-white photograph of blues musician Carey Bell playing harmonica during a performance in Miami, FL. Bell cups his hands around a microphone while performing and holds his face quite close. He wears a dark suit jacket and his eyes are closed while playing.
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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