Joe Louis with wife and others, mid-1950s

  • Image for Joe Louis with wife and others, mid-1950s
  • Image for Joe Louis with wife and others, mid-1950s
2 images
Photograph by
Jackson, Steve Jr., 1923 - 1999
Subject of
Louis, Joe, American, 1914 - 1981
Unidentified Man or Men
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 3/8 × 9 7/16 in. (18.8 × 24 cm)
H x W (sheet): 7 7/8 × 9 15/16 in. (20 × 25.3 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 Joe Louis surrounded by a crowd of people. Seated at a table, Joe Louis wears a light colored three piece suit over a dark colored shirt with a light colored strip down the front. The woman sitting to his left wears a dark dress with a light colored fur wrap draped over her shoulders. She has a light colored hat with a large feather on her head, and her left hand rests in her lap. Three women sit next to and across from them. Behind Joe Louis are six men and a woman standing in a rough line. Three of the men wear dark suits and ties, three men wear light colored suit jackets or shirts, and the woman wears a light colored dress. There is a sign on the wall behind them that reads "George/ Shearing/ Quintet."
Topic
African American
Athletes
Bebop (Music)
Boxing
Jazz (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
2016.117.6
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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