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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Bill Hawkins, American, 1909 - 1975  Search this
LaVern Baker, American, 1929 - 1997  Search this
Roy Hamilton, American, 1929 - 1969  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 8 × 9 13/16 in. (20.3 × 24.9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured:
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1954
Description:
A black-and-white photograph of Disc Jockey Bill “Hawk” Hawkins with Roy Hamilton, LaVern Baker, and an unidentified man. The photograph, taken inside Bill Hawkins’ Record Studio, depicts, from left to right, Bill Hawkins, Roy Hamilton, LaVern Baker, and the unidentified man. Hawkins is wearing a medium-toned suit, white collared shirt, a dark tie with a diamond pattern, and a white pocket square. Hawkins holds a cigarette in his proper right hand, which is resting at his side. Hawkin’s proper left arm and Hamilton’s proper right arm are linked. Hamilton is wearing a medium-toned suit, white collared shirt, a dark tie with a candle graphic printed at the center, and a white pocket square. He is holding a small book in his proper left right hand. Baker is wearing a matching light-toned skirt suit with black fur cuffs and holds a black handbag wither proper left hand. The unidentified man on the far right is wearing a white suit, white collared shirt, and a white tie with an onion pattern. The group is posing in front of a two-tone wall that is white on top and dark on the bottom. The photograph has a white border along the right and bottom edges and a landscape orientation. The back of the photograph is white and plain with pencil inscriptions written in the left quadrant.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Radio  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of W. Allen Taylor, son of "Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins," The First Black Disc Jockey of Cleveland, Ohio
Object number:
2018.91.2.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
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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/fd5eb870f85-171f-416e-bcc9-1bf6cb516712
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.91.2.12