Carmen McRae swings with the band, c. mid 1950s

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  • Image for Carmen McRae swings with the band, c. mid 1950s
2 images
Photograph by
Jackson, Steve Jr., 1923 - 1999
Subject of
Carmen McRae, American, 1920 - 1994
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 7 1/2 × 9 7/16 in. (19 × 24 cm)
H x W (sheet): 8 1/16 × 10 in. (20.4 × 25.4 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 Carmen McRae performing with a band. Shown from the waist up, she stands close to a microphone with her head slightly turned and her eyes closed. She wears a short sleeved striped shirt. Visible behind her are several musicians. A man in a dark suit sits at a piano. Next to him is a man in a light colored suit playing the bass, and a man sitting in a drum set. Behind the men is a sign on the wall with text that reads "BOP CITY." On the back of the photograph is a green sticker with handwritten text that reads "#13."
Topic
African American
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
2016.117.13
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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