Photograph by
Allen, Harry, American, born 1964
Subject of
Sheila E., American, born 1957
early 1980s
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 × 10 7/8 in. (35.4 × 27.7 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 7/8 × 8 5/8 in. (32.7 × 21.9 cm)
A black-and-white photograph of Sheila Escovedo, known as Sheila E., performing.
The image is a close up of Sheila E., with part of her head and torso out of frame. She wears a floral printed, one-sleeved garment, a necklace with small pendant, and large, diamond-shaped earrings. She holds up a microphone with her proper left hand, which is partially visible along the right side of the image. Her mouth is open mid-song. Parts of the image are slightly out of focus, as if she is moving. On the verso is an adhesive label with the logo and [Title: Sheila E. in Concert / Photographer: Harry Allen] printed in black text.
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Popular music
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Harry Allen. Permission required for use.

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