Photograph of Fab 5 Freddy in NYC

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2 images
Photograph by
Leone, Lisa
Subject of
Fab 5 Freddy, American, born 1959
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 × 10 7/8 in. (35.2 × 27.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 11 × 7 15/16 in. (27.9 × 20.2 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
early 1990s
Description
A black and white portrait photograph of Fab 5 Freddy.
He is turned towards the proper left side of the image. He is wearing a straw brimmed hat with a black ribbon around it. He is also wearing a button down short-sleeve shirt and a chain bracelet on his right wrist. He has a pair of glasses and a mustache. He right arm is raised in front of his face and he appears to be holding onto his tongue with his right hand.
The image has an even white border around it. The back of the photograph is white. There are tears are the top where pieces of tape used to be, and a few tiny pieces of the white tape remain.There is an inscription and a signature on the back.
Topic
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Photography
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.132.242
Rights
© Lisa Leone
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture