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2 images
Photograph by
Herron, Gaylord Oscar, American
Subject of
Wilson, Robert, American, 1956 - 2010
Cain's Ballroom, American, founded 1924
ink on photographic paper
H x W (print): 20 1/4 x 13 in. (51.4 x 33 cm)
H x W (matted): 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)
digital prints
Sepia-toned photograph on archival paper created by the photographer, Gaylord Oscar Herron. The photograph depicts Robert Wilson wearing a 1970s-style floral printed collared shirt, black top hat, holding a bass guitar. On the wall above him is a large framed photograph of the singer Hank Williams wearing a white suit and cowboy hat, holding an acoustic guitar and standing in front of a WSN microphone. Also behind him on the wall is hanging a fire extinguisher. Below the photograph is the following annotation: "1973/047". The back of the print contains the artist's signature and date ("1973").
African American
American West
Country (Music)
Funk (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gaylord Oscar Herron
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Gaylord Oscar Herron
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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