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Magic Slim, 1991

Image for Magic Slim, 1991
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black-and-white photograph of blues musician Magic Slim holding an guitar at a performance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Slim is photographed from the front and hold his guitar to his chest with the fingers of his right hand splayed across the guitar body. He wears a dark t-shirt with the word [Chicago] visible and a wide brimmed black hat.
Photograph by
David D. Spitzer, American
Subject of
Magic Slim, American, 1937 - 2013
Date
1991
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 13 3/4 x 9 11/16 in. (34.9 x 24.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (34.9 x 27 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2012.164.108
Topic
African American
Blues (Music)
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Photography
Place collected
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer