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Photograph by:
G.W. Ferguson, American, born 1856  Search this
Subject of:
Robert L. "Tobe" Brown, American, 1869 - 1939  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper on mounting board
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 6 7/16 × 4 1/8 in. (16.4 × 10.5 cm)
H x W (Image): 5 9/16 × 4 in. (14.1 × 10.2 cm)
Type:
portraits
photographs
Place captured:
Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1890s
Description:
A black and white photograph of Tobe Brown.
Brown is pictured from the waist up. He has curly hair with a side part and a long mustache. He is wearing a white collared shirt, a vest, and a suit jacket. He has a metal chain on his vest and a flower lapel pin on the proper right side of his jacket.
There is a thin white border around 3/4 of the photograph. It is thicker on the bottom and there is black text below the image which reads [Ferguson] on the left, [GWF] in the center, and [SPRINGFIELD / MO.] on the right. The corners are a bit worn and there is slight discoloring on the back. A handwritten inscription on the back reads [Tobe Brown Music Maker].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Orchestral (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.38.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54d1c9016-1baf-4421-9860-e63abbb78366
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.38.9