Dapper musician steps out for a smoke, c. mid 1950s

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2 images
Photograph by
Jackson, Steve Jr., 1923 - 1999
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 9 7/16 × 7 1/2 in. (24 × 19 cm)
H x W (sheet): 10 × 7 15/16 in. (25.4 × 20.2 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Fillmore, San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1955
Description
This black and white photograph depicts a man standing in front of a door smoking. He wears a dark suit with a white shirt and white boutonniere, and a dark hat with a white stripe around the brim. He holds a cigarette in his raised left hand. He stands in front of set of doors. Over one door is a sign with text that reads "Jimbo's Bop City." On the floor under his feet is the word "Music." On the back of the photograph is a green sticker with handwritten text that reads “#14" as well as a black stamp that reads "Steve Jackson, JR/ Photographer."
Topic
African American
Bebop (Music)
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Music
Nightlife
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
2016.117.14
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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