Bob and His Fiddle

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2 images
Photograph by
Havens, O. Pierre, American, 1838 - 1912
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
albumen and silver on paper on card mount
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 3 15/16 × 7 in. (10 × 17.8 cm)
H x W (image (each)): 3 3/4 × 6 1/2 in. (9.5 × 16.5 cm)
Type
albumen prints
stereographs
portraits
Place printed
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1876-1888
Description
A stereograph titled "Bob and His Fiddle" printed and photographed by O. Pierre Havens of Savannah, Georgia. The albumen prints depict a boy identified in the image title as Bob holding a homemade fiddle while seated outside a small log building. He wears a white shirt, dark vest, dark pants, and no shoes. His hat is lying on the ground by his left foot. He looks down at the fiddle held in his left hand and propped on his left shoulder, while holding a bow made from string and a bent stick in his right hand over the strings of the fiddle. The title is blurred and printed in the bottom left corner on the right facing print. The prints are mounted on card stock that is orange on the front and light pink on the reverse. Black text printed on the reverse lists the photographer's name and address.
Topic
African American
American South
Child musicians
Children
Music
Photography
United States--History--1865-1921
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2016.166.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture