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Sonny Terry, 1978

Image for Sonny Terry, 1978
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black-and white photograph of Piedmont blues musician Sonny Terry performing in Miami, FL. Terry is lit from the front but most of the photo is in darkness. He holds his hands cupped around the microphone with his face quite close to it. He wears a watch, several rights, and glasses.
Photograph by
David D. Spitzer, American
Subject of
Sonny Terry, American, 1911 - 1986
Date
ca. 1978
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 7/16 x 9 13/16 in. (24 x 25 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/16 x 13 15/16 in. (26.5 x 35.4 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2012.164.61
Topic
African American
Blues (Music)
Photography
Place captured
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© David D. Spitzer