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Photograph by:
Steve Jackson Jr., 1923 - 1999  Search this
Subject of:
Joe Louis, American, 1914 - 1981  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Jimbo's Bop City, American, 1950 - 1965  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (image): 7 3/8 × 9 7/16 in. (18.8 × 24 cm)
H x W (sheet): 7 7/8 × 9 15/16 in. (20 × 25.3 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Fillmore, San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1955
This black and white photograph depicts Joe Louis surrounded by a crowd of people. Seated at a table, Joe Louis wears a light colored three piece suit over a dark colored shirt with a light colored strip down the front. The woman sitting to his left wears a dark dress with a light colored fur wrap draped over her shoulders. She has a light colored hat with a large feather on her head, and her left hand rests in her lap. Three women sit next to and across from them. Behind Joe Louis are six men and a woman standing in a rough line. Three of the men wear dark suits and ties, three men wear light colored suit jackets or shirts, and the woman wears a light colored dress. There is a sign on the wall behind them that reads "George/ Shearing/ Quintet."
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Bebop (Music)  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mary E. Jackson, Posthumously and Linda A. Jackson
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Linda A. Jackson
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture