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B.B. King - Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass. - 1969

Image for B.B. King - Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass. - 1969
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
This image depicts musician B.B. King playing his guitar. Wearing a dark suit and light tie and a shirt with french cuffs, he holds his guitar to the right side of his torso, strumming with his right hand. He wears a ring on each hand. His eyes closed, he faces forward. Taken from below, this image gives him a monumental aspect. A microphone can be seen in the background.
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
B.B. King, American, 1925 - 2015
Date
1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 12454pixels × 13310pixels
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2014.116.22
Topic
African American
Blues (Music)
Men
Photography
Place depicted
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston