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Letter to Mr. Cohen from Eubie Blake regarding an autographed picture

Created by:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
letters (correspondence)
Place depicted:
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February 9, 1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
Object number:
2012.172.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.172.4
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Eubie Blake

Created by:
Bobbiegita Walker, American, born 1942  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Medium:
stoneware clay
Dimensions:
19 x 9 x 13 1/2 in. (48.3 x 22.9 x 34.3 cm)
Type:
busts
portraits
sculptures
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number:
2011.128.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© Bobbiegita Walker
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Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Life casts of Eubie Blake's hands

Created by:
Bobbiegita Walker, American, born 1942  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Medium:
plaster and polyester resin
Dimensions:
L x W (left hand): 10 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (26.7 x 10.8 x 5.7 cm)
L x W (right hand): 10 x 5 x 2 1/4 in. (25.4 x 12.7 x 5.7 cm)
Type:
casts
Date:
1982
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number:
2011.128.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.128.2ab
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Letter to Dorothy Porter from W.C. Handy

Written by:
W.C. Handy, American, 1873 - 1958  Search this
Received by:
Dorothy Porter, American, 1905 - 1995  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 in. (27.9 x 20.3 cm)
Type:
business letters
Place depicted:
Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
1587 Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 1, 1939
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Education  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.57.33.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.57.33.1
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Sun Ra at Knitting Factory

Photograph by:
Anthony Barboza, American, born 1944  Search this
Subject of:
Sun Ra, American, 1914 - 1993  Search this
Created by:
Knitting Factory, American, founded 1987  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (sheet): 7 15/16 × 9 7/8 in. (20.2 × 25.1 cm)
H x W (image): 5 1/2 × 8 1/16 in. (14 × 20.5 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
late 1980s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.99.5
Restrictions & Rights:
© Anthony Barboza
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.99.5
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Color photograph of the bust of Eubie Blake by the artist Bob Walker

Created by:
Bobbiegita Walker, American, born 1942  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (13.3 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
snapshots
portraits
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number:
2011.128.3.1
Restrictions & Rights:
©Bobbiegita Walker
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.128.3.1
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Color photograph of Eubie Blake and artist Bob Walker during modeling sessions

Photograph by:
Barbara Walker, American  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Bobbiegita Walker, American, born 1942  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (8.9 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
snapshots
portraits
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number:
2011.128.3.10
Restrictions & Rights:
©Bobbiegita Walker
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.128.3.10
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Color photograph of Eubie Blake and artist Bob Walker during a modeling session

Photograph by:
Barbara Walker, American  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Bobbiegita Walker, American, born 1942  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (8.9 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
snapshots
portraits
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number:
2011.128.3.3
Restrictions & Rights:
©Bobbiegita Walker
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.128.3.3
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Color photograph of Eubie Blake and artist Bob Walker during a modeling session

Photograph by:
Barbara Walker, American  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Bobbiegita Walker, American, born 1942  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (8.9 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
snapshots
portraits
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number:
2011.128.3.4
Restrictions & Rights:
©Bobbiegita Walker
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.128.3.4
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Color photograph of Eubie Blake and artist Bob Walker during a modeling session

Photograph by:
Barbara Walker, American  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Bobbiegita Walker, American, born 1942  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (8.9 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
snapshots
portraits
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number:
2011.128.3.6
Restrictions & Rights:
©Bobbiegita Walker
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.128.3.6
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Color photograph of Eubie Blake during modeling sessions for artist Bob Walker

Photograph by:
Bobbiegita Walker, American, born 1942  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (13.3 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
snapshots
portraits
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number:
2011.128.3.7
Restrictions & Rights:
©Bobbiegita Walker
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.128.3.7
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Color photograph of Eubie Blake during modeling sessions for artist Bob Walker

Photograph by:
Bobbiegita Walker, American, born 1942  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (13.3 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
snapshots
portraits
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number:
2011.128.3.8
Restrictions & Rights:
©Bobbiegita Walker
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.128.3.8
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Color photograph of Eubie Blake with bust portrait sculpture by Bob Walker

Photograph by:
Bobbiegita Walker, American, born 1942  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (8.9 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
snapshots
portraits
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number:
2011.128.3.9
Restrictions & Rights:
©Bobbiegita Walker
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.128.3.9
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Jimmy Heath, 1988

Photograph by:
David D. Spitzer, American  Search this
Subject of:
Jimmy Heath, American, born 1926  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 13 11/16 x 9 5/16 in. (34.8 x 23.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 1/16 x 9 3/4 in. (35.7 x 24.7 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1988
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number:
2012.164.29
Restrictions & Rights:
© David D. Spitzer
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.164.29

Color photograph of Eubie Blake and artist Bob Walker during a modeling session

Photograph by:
Barbara Walker, American  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Bobbiegita Walker, American, born 1942  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (8.9 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
snapshots
portraits
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number:
2011.128.3.2
Restrictions & Rights:
©Bobbiegita Walker
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.128.3.2

Color photograph of Eubie Blake and artist Bob Walker during a modeling session

Photograph by:
Barbara Walker, American  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Bobbiegita Walker, American, born 1942  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (8.9 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
snapshots
portraits
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbiegita Walker
Object number:
2011.128.3.5
Restrictions & Rights:
©Bobbiegita Walker
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.128.3.5
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Joe Newman and Harold Mabern Jr., 1977

Photograph by:
David D. Spitzer, American  Search this
Subject of:
Joe Newman, American, 1922 - 1992  Search this
Harold Mabern Jr., American, born 1936  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 13 11/16 x 9 3/16 in. (34.7 x 23.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 3/4 x 9 13/16 in. (35 x 24.9 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number:
2012.164.100
Restrictions & Rights:
© David D. Spitzer
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.164.100

Oscar Peterson, 1975

Photograph by:
David D. Spitzer, American  Search this
Subject of:
Oscar Peterson, Canadian, 1925 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 3/16 x 13 3/4 in. (23.4 x 35 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/4 x 13 13/16 in. (26 x 35.1 cm)
H x W (Matted): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured:
Coconut Grove, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1975
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number:
2012.164.104
Restrictions & Rights:
© David D. Spitzer
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.164.104

Magic Slim, 1991

Photograph by:
David D. Spitzer, American  Search this
Subject of:
Magic Slim, American, 1937 - 2013  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 13 3/4 x 9 11/16 in. (34.9 x 24.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (34.9 x 27 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place collected:
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1991
Topic:
African American  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number:
2012.164.108
Restrictions & Rights:
© David D. Spitzer
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.164.108

Horace Silver, 1977

Photograph by:
David D. Spitzer, American  Search this
Subject of:
Horace Silver, American, 1928 - 2014  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (35 x 23.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 x 10 1/16 in. (35.5 x 25.5 cm)
H x W (Matted): 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured:
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number:
2012.164.122
Restrictions & Rights:
© David D. Spitzer
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.164.122

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