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Pinetop Perkins, 1988

Image for Pinetop Perkins, 1988
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black-and-white photograph of blues musician Pinetop Perkins performing in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The photo is taken from a low angle and shows Perkins nearly in left-profile. He sits at a piano, the blurred outline of which is just visible in the bottom left of the frame. He is singing into a microphone and wears a white button up shirt, black cloth cap, and black rimmed glasses.
Photograph by
David D. Spitzer, American
Subject of
Pinetop Perkins, American, 1913 - 2011
Date
1988
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 11/16 x 9 1/4 in. (34.8 x 23.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 13/16 x 10 5/16 in. (35.1 x 26.2 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
2012.164.117
Topic
African American
Blues (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Photography
Place captured
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer