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B.B. King, 1973

Image for B.B. King, 1973
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black-and-white photograph of B.B. King playing a guitar by a microphone at a performance in New York City. The left side of his upper body is visible, as is the neck of his guitar. He is wearing a patterned suit jacket.
Photograph by
David D. Spitzer, American
Subject of
B.B. King, American, 1925 - 2015
Date
1973
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): 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (24.7 x 35 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 13/16 x 13 7/8 in. (27.4 x 35.2 cm)
H x W (Matted): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 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
2012.164.6
Topic
African American
Blues (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer