Gelatin silver print of Monk Montgomery singing and playing the guitar

Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Montgomery, Monk, American, 1921 - 1982
Date
1941-1972
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm)
H x W (Image): 9 1/2 × 7 5/8 in. (24.1 × 19.4 cm)
Description
A black and white photograph of Monk Montgomery playing the guitar and singing into a microphone.
Montgomery is pictured standing in front of a wass with a mural of boats on open water.
He is wearing a white collared shirt, a light colored suit jacket, black pants, a black tie, and has a dark colored pocket square. He is standing on a stage behind a microphone. His body is turned towards the proper left side. An inscription on the back reads: [MONK MONTGOMERY / b. 1921 - d. 1982 / 1st SIGNIFICANT ELECTRIC JAZZ BASSIST.].
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Musicians
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.97.38.28
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ac27ecd9-fef6-4d0e-98ac-98337e7e416f
2 image(s)