Billie Holiday with popular Bop City waitress, c. 1952

  • Image for Billie Holiday with popular Bop City waitress, c. 1952
  • Image for Billie Holiday with popular Bop City waitress, c. 1952
2 images
Photograph by
Jackson, Steve Jr., 1923 - 1999
Subject of
Holiday, Billie, American, 1915 - 1959
Unidentified Woman or Women
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 7 7/16 × 9 9/16 in. (18.9 × 24.3 cm)
H x W (sheet): 7 15/16 × 10 in. (20.2 × 25.4 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 Billie Holiday and another woman seated at a table. Billie Holliday, wearing a white hat and white buttoned up coat, sits slightly sideways, partially turned towards the viewer. To her right sits a woman in a white button down blouse. She faces the viewer, her right arm propped on the table in front of them, her left arm resting on Billie Holiday's shoulder. There are glasses and plates on the corner of the table in front of them. In the background is a man seated at a piano.
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
2016.117.4
Restrictions & Rights
© Linda A. Jackson
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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