Eddie "Blues Man" Kirkland, 1989

A black-and-white photograph of Eddie Bluesman Kirkland playing a guitar and singing at a performance in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is wearing a dark hat, white shirt, and a dark vest. He is singing into a microphone and his left hand and neck of the guitar are visible at the bottom right of the frame. The photo is taken from an extreme low angle.

Object Details

Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Photograph by
David D. Spitzer, American
Subject of
Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican, 1923 - 2011
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): 9 5/16 x 13 11/16 in. (23.6 x 34.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. (26.4 x 35 cm)
H x W (Matted): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
gelatin silver prints