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Eddie King, 1989

Image for Eddie King, 1989
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of blues musician Eddie King, posing with two guitar cases in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The photo shows King posing with two heavily decorated guitar cases, one resting on the ground and one slung over King's right shoulder. He wears light colored jeans and a vest decorated with patches and a large dark cowboy hat decorated with guitar shaped pins. Just behind him stands an unidentified man who is turning back toward King and sticking out his tongue.
Photograph by
David D. Spitzer, American
Subject of
Eddie King, American, 1938 - 2012
Unidentified Man or Men
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 13 3/4 x 9 5/16 in. (34.9 x 23.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 x 10 5/8 in. (35.4 x 27 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
African American
Blues (Music)
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Singers (Musicians)
Place captured
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer