silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 8 × 9 13/16 in. (20.3 × 24.9 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
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.