B.B. King, 1973

Image for B.B. King, 1973
Photograph by
Spitzer, David D., American
Subject of
King, B.B., American, 1925 - 2015
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (24.7 x 35 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 13/16 x 13 7/8 in. (27.4 x 35.2 cm)
H x W (Matted): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1973
Description
A black-and-white photograph of B.B. King playing a guitar by a microphone at a performance in New York City. The left side of his upper body is visible, as is the neck of his guitar. He is wearing a patterned suit jacket.
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
2012.164.6
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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