Billy Eckstine on stage, c. mid-1950s

  • Image for Billy Eckstine on stage, c. mid-1950s
  • Image for Billy Eckstine on stage, c. mid-1950s
2 images
Photograph by
Jackson, Steve Jr., 1923 - 1999
Subject of
Billy Eckstine, American, 1914 - 1993
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 7 15/16 × 9 15/16 in. (20.2 × 25.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Fillmore, San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1955
Description
This black and white photograph depicts Billy Eckstine on stage looking down at his audience. Wearing a light grey suit and dark shirt, he stands in front of a microphone that he grasps in both hands. Behind him on stage is a man in a dark suit holding a bass standing next to a drum set. On the back of the photograph is a green sticker with handwritten text that reads "#11."
Topic
African American
Bebop (Music)
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mary E. Jackson, Posthumously and Linda A. Jackson
Object number
2016.117.11
Restrictions & Rights
© Linda A. Jackson
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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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