Bop City proprietor, Jimbo (wearing beret) with guests, c. mid 1950s

Photograph by
Jackson, Steve Jr., 1923 - 1999
Subject of
Edwards, John, American, 1913 - 2000
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965
ca. 1955
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (image): 7 7/16 × 9 7/16 in. (18.9 × 24 cm)
H x W (sheet): 7 15/16 × 9 15/16 in. (20.1 × 25.2 cm)
This black and white photograph depicts Jimbo Edwards shaking hands with another man. Wearing a dark suit and tie over a white shirt, he also wears a dark beret as he turns from the handshake towards the viewer. Standing across from him are two men in dark suits, one of whom reaches out in front of him to shake Jimbo Edwards' hand. Next to them is a woman in a long white cape. Behind Jimbo Edwards is a man in a dark checked suit. A sign hanging in the background reads "Special BOP CITY/ open this Sun. Nite or/ Mon. Morning 2 am./ [..]ount Basie is / Coming to Town." On the back of the photograph is a green sticker with handwritten text that reads "#17."
Place depicted
Fillmore, San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
Jazz (Music)
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
Restrictions & Rights
© Linda A. Jackson
2 image(s)