Johnny Mathis at the mic, c. 1952

  • Image for Johnny Mathis at the mic, c. 1952
  • Image for Johnny Mathis at the mic, c. 1952
2 images
Photograph by
Jackson, Steve Jr., 1923 - 1999
Subject of
Mathis, Johnny, American, born 1935
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (24.1 × 19 cm)
H x W (sheet): 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Fillmore, San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1952
Description
This black and white photograph depicts Johnny Mathis standing at a microphone. Wearing a black suit over a white shirt and tie, he stands in front of a microphone with his head turned to his right. Behind him are two chairs and a drum set. Text is painted on the chairs; the left hand chair reads "Red [?]ouey." The chair on the right reads "Jose."
Topic
African American
Bebop (Music)
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
2016.117.3
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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