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Autographed photograph of Eubie Blake playing the piano

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A black-and-white photograph of Eubie Blake playing the piano. He is wearing black-rimmed glasses, and a suit and tie, with a white pocket square. He is sitting on a piano bench playing the piano in front of a brick wall with a white window. Handwritten in the top right corner, in black marker is “To Hinsh Cohen / from / Eulie Blake / feb. 9th / 1974.” Stamped in black ink on the back of the photograph at bottom right is “FEB - 9 1974.” Also on the back, handwritten in red ink is “EUBIE BLAKE” in the bottom right corner.
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983
Date
1974
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9 13/16 × 7 5/8 in. (24.9 × 19.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Object number
2014.3.7
Topic
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Ragtime (Music)
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible