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Mr. Q, 1992

Image for Mr. Q, 1992
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of Piedmont blues musician Mr. Q at a performance in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Q is photographed from a low angle and looks directly at the camera. He is wearing a white suit and tie with a black collared shirt. He also wears a white straw hat with black band and strap affixed under his chin. The leg and shoe of another person are visible out of focus in the foreground.
Photograph by
David D. Spitzer, American
Subject of
Mr. Q, American, born 1913
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 11/16 x 9 1/8 in. (34.8 x 23.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 x 10 3/4 in. (35.4 x 27.3 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)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Singers (Musicians)
Place captured
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer