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Mary Lou Williams, 1977

Image for Mary Lou Williams, 1977
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black-and-white photograph of jazz pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams performing in New York City. Williams is photographed from the right as she sits at her piano. An out of focus mic stand is in the foreground. Williams wears a light colored sleeveless dress with a brooch pinned on it. Her eyes are closed as she plays.
Photograph by
David D. Spitzer, American
Subject of
Mary Lou Williams, American, 1910 - 1981
Date
1977
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 3/16 in. (34.9 x 23.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 x 10 11/16 in. (35.3 x 27.2 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
2012.164.179
Topic
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Photography
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer