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The Two Kings, Elvis Presley with B.B. King at WDIA Goodwill Review, Memphis, TN

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
On the left, Elvis Presley wears a necktie and striped jacket and puts his arm around the shoulders of B.B. King, right, who wears a bowtie and plaid jacket with a pocket square.
Created by
Dr. Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 - 2007
Subject of
Elvis Presley, American, 1935 - 1977
B.B. King, American, 1925 - 2015
Date
December 7, 1957
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Topic
African American
Blues (Music)
Photography
Rock and roll (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Restrictions & Rights
© Ernest C. Withers Trust
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Object number
2009.16.23