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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Bill Hawkins, American, 1909 - 1975  Search this
WHK, American, founded 1922  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 × 9 5/8 in. (27.6 × 24.4 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:
1949-1958
Description:
A black-and-white photograph of Disc Jockey Bill “Hawk” Hawkins. Hawkins is depicted from the waist up, holding a small, rectangular piece of white paper in proper right hand at chest level, and gesturing with his proper left hand. He is wearing a medium-toned, double breasted suit, a white collared shirt, a dark tie, and he has a white pocket square in his left breast pocket. There is a microphone stand in front of him. At the top of the microphone is a rounded microphone flag with the radio station call sign, [WHK], visible. In the background is a two-tone wall with a woven wallpaper pattern on the top half and a dark painted bottom half. A square of fabric hangs over his proper right shoulder. The photograph has a portrait orientation. The back of the photograph is white and plain.
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:
2018.91.2.37
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/fd58848b590-4380-44b9-b41d-1711ca9af07f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.91.2.37