B.B. King - Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass. - 1969

Image for B.B. King - Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass. - 1969
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
King, B.B., American, 1925 - 2015
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 11756pixels × 9924pixels
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
1969
Description
This image depicts musician B.B. King playing his guitar. Wearing a dark suit, light tie, light pinstripe shirt with french cuffs, he holds his guitar to the right side of his torso, strumming with his right hand. He wears a ring on each hand. His eyes closed, he faces slightly to his left, towards the viewer. Taken from below, this angle gives him a monumental aspect.
Topic
African American
Blues (Music)
Men
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.25
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
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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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