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Published by:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., American, founded 1915  Search this
Written by:
Langston Hughes, American, 1902 - 1967  Search this
Carl Van Vechten, American, 1880 - 1964  Search this
Illustrated by:
Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican, 1904 - 1957  Search this
Owned by:
Barry Greenstein, American  Search this
ink on paper with book cloth (textile material) on cardboard , plastic (cover)
H x W x D (Closed): 7 1/2 × 5 3/8 × 7/8 in. (19.1 × 13.7 × 2.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 7 1/2 × 10 13/16 × 11/16 in. (19.1 × 27.5 × 1.7 cm)
hardcover books
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
1926; published 1945
The Weary Blues hardcover book written by Langston Hughes. The front cover features a drawing of a man sitting with his head raised upward. His body faces a piano and his arms are raised above the keys. The background of the book is orange and yellow, the man and piano are in in black. Black type at the top reads: [THE WEARY BLUES]. Yellow type at the bottom reads: [By / Langston Hughes]. The interior has 109 pages of black type on off-white paper. The back cover has a stylistic image of piano keys and two boxes.
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Identity  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Literature  Search this
Men  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Barry Greenstein
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Alfred A. Knopf, Inc division of Random House
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture