Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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4 images
Photograph by
Leyrer, Daniel Sweeney, American, 1898 - 1978
Subject of
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, American, founded 1963
Pavageau, Alcide, American, 1888 - 1969
Robinson, Jim, American, 1892 - 1976
Sayles, Emanuel, American, 1907 - 1986
Humphrey, Willie Sr., American, 1900 - 1994
Frazier, Josiah, American, 1904 - 1985
Humphrey, Percy, American, 1905 - 1995
Barrett, Emma, American, 1897 - 1983
Preservation Hall, American, founded 1961
Printed by
Lakeside Camera Photoworks, American, founded 1972
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Type
inkjet prints
Place captured
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1964; printed later
Description
A black-and-white photograph of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans, standing in front of Preservation Hall in New Orleans, Louisiana. The photograph depicts six men in suits standing behind bass drum, with the words [PRESERVATION HALL / JAZZ / BAND / of / New Orleans, La.] printed on the drumhead. The men are standing in a line and each is holding one instrument. From left to right is Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau holding a double bass, "Big" Jim Robinson holding a trombone, Emanuel Sayles holding a banjo, Willie Humphrey holding a clarinet, Josiah "Cie" Frazier holding drumsticks, and Percy Humphrey holding a trumpet. "Sweet" Emma Barrett, piano player and leader of the band, is seated to the right of the wearing a skirt set, printed blouse, hat and jingles attached to her calves. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the image.
Topic
African American
American South
Communities
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Preservation Hall
Object number
2016.112
Restrictions & Rights
© Preservation Hall
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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