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Professor Longhair, 1973

Image for Professor Longhair, 1973
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black-and-white sepia toned photograph of New Orleans musician Professor Longhair playing piano during a performance in New York City. He is photographed from significantly below the stage while sitting at the piano and facing right and wears a t-shirt, slacks, white belt, necklace and sunglasses. Just behind him is a standing man playing bass.
Photograph by
David D. Spitzer, American
Subject of
Professor Longhair, American, 1918 - 1980
Date
1973
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 3/16 x 9 1/4 in. (33.5 x 23.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (35 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
2012.164.111
Topic
African American
Blues (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer