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Photograph by:
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998  Search this
Subject of:
W. C. Handy, American, 1873 - 1958  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W: 9 15/16 × 8 in. (25.2 × 20.3 cm)
gelatin silver prints
September 1952
A black and white photograph of W.C. Handy playing the trumpet in front of a small audience. He stands next to a piano and plays directly into a ribbon microphone mounted on a mic stand. In the background, in what appears to be a round room, are two men and a woman seated in armchairs. The back of the photograph has a barcode sticker, a caption sticker, and a usage sticker.
African American  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, 1945-1953  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
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