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Harry "Sweets" Edison, American, 1915 - 1999  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 4 7/16 × 6 7/16 in. (11.3 × 16.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 4 15/16 × 6 15/16 in. (12.6 × 17.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
mid 20th century
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Harry "Sweets" Edison with a group of nine men. The men are depicted from the knees up, standing roughly in a row, facing the viewer. The man standing on the far left, is wearing a light toned, double breasted suit, white collared shirt, and a patterned tie. Next to him, and slightly in front of him, is a man in a light toned suit, white collared shirt, a patterned tie, and a white pocket square. He is holding a cigarette in his proper right hand. There are three men standing behind the man with the cigarette and the man standing in the center of the photograph, who is wearing a white jacket and dark pants. The man fourth from the right, is wearing a black jacket, light toned pants, white collared shirt, and a dark tie. There is another man standing just behind his proper left shoulder. The man second from the right, Harry "Sweets" Edison, is wearing a dark toned jacket, white collared shirt, and patterned tie. The partially depicted man on the far right is wearing medium a toned jacket, dark pants, white collared shirt, a medium toned tie, and a hat. In the right background is a partially visible sign with the word, [“Don”] printed in script letters. In the left background are two venetian blinds. There are no inscriptions on the front of the photograph.
African American  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture