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Miles Davis, 1981

Image for Miles Davis, 1981
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black-and-white photograph of jazz musician Miles Davis performing in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Davis is photographed in close-up with his head bowed slightly. Only the mouthpiece of Davis's trumpet is visible. He wears a white shirt and cloth beret which has the letters [PEPEPE] embroidered on it.
Photograph by
David D. Spitzer, American
Subject of
Miles Davis, American, 1926 - 1991
Date
1981
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): 10 x 13 3/4 in. (25.4 x 34.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 11/16 x 13 3/4 in. (27.2 x 34.9 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
2012.164.127
Topic
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Conductors (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Place captured
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer