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Photograph by:
Schaeffer Photo, American  Search this
Subject of:
Bill Hawkins, American, 1909 - 1975  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
WDOK 1260, American, 1950 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 10 × 8 1/8 in. (25.4 × 20.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured:
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1950-1958
Description:
A black-and-white photograph of Disc Jockey Bill “Hawk” Hawkins shaking hands with an unidentified man. Hawkins, left, and the unidentified man, right, are depicted in profile facing each other, standing in front of a DJ stand. Hawkins is looking down towards a long-playing record in his proper left hand. The record’s center label reads [JAY-DEE] across the top. Hawkins is wearing a medium-toned suit, a white collared shirt, and a dark patterned tie. The man on the right is wearing a dark-toned suit, a white collared shirt, and a white pocket square. Behind the two men is a DJ console with various dials, a portable amplifier, and a silver tone microphone. Stenciled on the front of the console is black text that reads [WDO[K?]. In the background is a light-colored curtain. The photograph has a white frame and a portrait orientation. The back of this photograph is white and plain. A black photographer’s stamp at the center reads [SCHAEFFER PHOTO /10628 FRANK AVE. · S.W. 1-0046].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Music  Search this
Photography  Search this
Radio  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:
2018.91.2.25
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/fd5d7add8bf-8483-4154-b576-57c148945c70
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.91.2.25