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Banner for Public Enemy

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Public Enemy, American, founded 1982  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint and pressure-sensitive tape on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W: 74 x 69 in. (188 x 175.3 cm)
Type:
banners
Date:
ca. 1992
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Public Enemy
Object number:
2011.33.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51e084ee9-2ecb-4721-9fa7-63de006eea54
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.33.1

Banner used at Public Enemy performances

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Public Enemy, American, founded 1982  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint on synthetic fiber
Dimensions:
H x W: 106 × 218 in. (269.2 × 553.7 cm)
Type:
banners
Date:
ca. 1992
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Public Enemy
Object number:
2011.33.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51073e5e9-296e-46e5-9b9d-2d4fb4582984
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.33.5

Advertisement for Def Jam Recordings

Created by:
Def Jam Recordings, American, founded 1984  Search this
Subject of:
LL Cool J, American, born 1968  Search this
Beastie Boys, American, 1980 - 2012  Search this
Public Enemy, American, founded 1982  Search this
Slick Rick, British American, born 1965  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 13 1/4 × 10 3/4 in. (33.7 × 27.3 cm)
Type:
advertisements
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1989
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dwandalyn R. Reece and Maya King
Object number:
2015.239.17
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5aeb335f0-4964-4c36-aee2-41d9dc86d353
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.239.17
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Cordless microphone used by Rakim to record The 18th Letter

Manufactured by:
Shure, founded 1925  Search this
Owned by:
Rakim, American, born 1968  Search this
Medium:
metal, foam, plastic, and wire
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 × 2 1/4 × 2 1/4 in. (25.4 × 5.7 × 5.7 cm)
Type:
microphones
Date:
1997
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rakim
Object number:
2016.10.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Audiovisual
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5aa960903-0ef7-45c0-a149-697ef225f8fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.10.1

Flier for the Public Enemy album There's a Poison Goin On

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Public Enemy, American, founded 1982  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 x 5 in. (20.3 x 12.7 cm)
Type:
fliers (printed matter)
Date:
1999
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Public Enemy
Object number:
2011.33.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56945cf9b-b2a5-470e-8be8-5c3a46e3097a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.33.4
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Deuce

Recorded by:
Kurtis Blow, American, born 1959  Search this
Published by:
Mercury Records, American, founded 1945  Search this
Medium:
vinyl, ink on paper and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (31.1 x 31.1 cm)
Type:
record covers
long-playing records
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Andrew DuBois
Object number:
2011.8abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© Mercury Records (A Universal Music Company). Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58868f7ab-7aca-400e-9bd5-42d4c8154396
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.8abc
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The Message

Recorded by:
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, American, 1978 - 1988  Search this
Melle Mel, American, born 1961  Search this
Duke Bootee, American  Search this
Written by:
Melle Mel, American, born 1961  Search this
Duke Bootee, American  Search this
Published by:
Sugar Hill Records, American, 1979 - late 1980s  Search this
Medium:
vinyl, ink on paper and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W (album jacket): 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (34.3 x 34.3 cm)
Type:
record covers
long-playing records
Date:
1982
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.1.3ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1982 Sugar Hill Records (now held by Rhino Records). Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f2ba7e6c-b043-4305-961b-ed18556b4b2a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.1.3ab
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Stickers advertising the De La Soul album Timeless

Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
De La Soul, American, founded 1987  Search this
Medium:
plastic, paper, ink, adhesive
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 × 4 in. (15.2 × 10.2 cm)
Type:
stickers
Date:
2003
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dwandalyn R. Reece and Maya King
Object number:
2015.239.10.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51a1a3d81-61d2-4cd5-a3e6-d507fa3b992c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.239.10.1-.2
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Poster for a concert at Club Paradise in Memphis

Distributed by:
Club Paradise, American, 1962 - 1999  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Too Short, American, born 1966  Search this
Gangsta Pat, American, born 1973  Search this
Three the Hard Way, American  Search this
Boss "Ugly" Bob's Record and Stereo Center, American  Search this
Good Times Records, American  Search this
Willie Moore's Groceries, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 27 11/16 × 22 1/16 in. (70.3 × 56.1 cm)
Type:
posters
Place depicted:
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1991
Topic:
African American  Search this
Dance  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.28.34
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f5359000-c2ea-47a0-a576-53679cc81452
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.28.34
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Photograph of MC Lyte in her dressing room

Photograph by:
Michael Benabib, American, born 1962  Search this
Subject of:
MC Lyte, American, born 1971  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 16 1/4 × 20 in. (41.3 × 50.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 1/2 × 19 in. (31.8 × 48.2 cm)
Type:
chromogenic color prints
portraits
laser prints
Date:
1995; printed 2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.102
Restrictions & Rights:
© Michael Benabib. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd560bd6100-5b51-4289-8b47-05db5fdf55ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.102
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Photograph of Tupac Shakur, Harlem

Photograph by:
Michael Benabib, American, born 1962  Search this
Subject of:
Tupac Amaru Shakur, American, 1971 - 1996  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 13 9/16 × 9 3/16 in. (34.4 × 23.4 cm)
Type:
chromogenic color prints
portraits
digital prints
Place captured:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1995; printed 2003
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.132
Restrictions & Rights:
© Michael Benabib. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57379d476-17d4-423f-b2ce-83aebeea9976
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.132
Online Media:

Photograph of Lil Jon on break during the "Crunk Juice" recording session

Photograph by:
Julia Beverly, American, born 1981  Search this
Subject of:
Lil Jon, American, born 1971  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 14 1/16 × 11 in. (35.7 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 13 7/16 × 9 1/16 in. (34.1 × 23 cm)
Type:
chromogenic color prints
portraits
Place captured:
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 14, 2004; printed later
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.144
Restrictions & Rights:
© Julia Beverly/Ozone Magazine
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd507392d77-e740-4d8e-912d-3e443e22fc0a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.144

Photograph of T.I. holding a Lil Flip poster

Photograph by:
Julia Beverly, American, born 1981  Search this
Subject of:
T.I., American, born 1980  Search this
Lil' Flip, American, born 1981  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 1/16 in. (27.9 × 35.7 cm)
H x W (Image): 9 1/8 × 13 7/16 in. (23.1 × 34.1 cm)
Type:
chromogenic color prints
Place captured:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 19, 2004; printed later
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Radio  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.152
Restrictions & Rights:
© Julia Beverly/Ozone Magazine
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd536071744-dd7e-4ca7-9279-fd95d8f3f60c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.152
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Photograph of Young Buck at the "Let Me In" video shoot, Nashville

Photograph by:
Julia Beverly, American, born 1981  Search this
Subject of:
Young Buck, American, born 1981  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 9 1/16 × 13 7/16 in. (23 × 34.1 cm)
Type:
chromogenic color prints
Place captured:
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 4, 2004; printed later
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.155
Restrictions & Rights:
© Julia Beverly/Ozone Magazine
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52247d55a-9eb4-46f6-9962-735b25fd2246
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.155
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Photograph of Run-DMC performing during the "Run's House" tour at UIC Pavilion

Photograph by:
Raymond Boyd, American, born 1958  Search this
Subject of:
Run-D.M.C., American, 1981 - 2002  Search this
Rev. Run, American, born 1964  Search this
Darryl Matthews McDaniels, American, born 1964  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 10 15/16 × 14 in. (27.8 × 35.5 cm)
H x W (Image): 9 3/16 × 13 1/2 in. (23.3 × 34.3 cm)
Type:
chromogenic color prints
Place captured:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 29, 1988
Topic:
African American  Search this
Gesture  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.169
Restrictions & Rights:
© Raymond Boyd
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5adaf93fe-bb00-411b-b6e9-2fe912e64710
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.169
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Chromogenic print of Erick Sermon

Photograph by:
Rachelle Clinton, American  Search this
Subject of:
Erick Sermon, American, born 1968  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 14 1/16 × 11 in. (35.7 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 11/16 × 10 5/16 in. (32.2 × 26.2 cm)
Type:
chromogenic color prints
Date:
1994 - 2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.179
Restrictions & Rights:
© Rachelle Clinton
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bf88fa74-a3f0-42d5-aae9-56d44dd15867
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.179
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Photographic print of Inspectah Deck

Photograph by:
Rachelle Clinton, American  Search this
Subject of:
Inspectah Deck, American, born 1970  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.5 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 9 9/16 in. (24.3 cm)
Type:
black-and-white photographs
portraits
Date:
1994 - 2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.180
Restrictions & Rights:
© Rachelle Clinton
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50874b1ac-49e9-4aa9-9d9f-af9cd0299dfd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.180
Online Media:

Photographic print of Inspectah Deck with Wu-Tang medallion

Photograph by:
Rachelle Clinton, American  Search this
Subject of:
Inspectah Deck, American, born 1970  Search this
Wu-Tang Clan, American, founded 1992  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.5 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 11 7/8 × 9 1/2 in. (30.2 × 24.2 cm)
Type:
black-and-white photographs
Date:
1994 - 2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.181
Restrictions & Rights:
© Rachelle Clinton
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd573825084-82cd-4a59-a406-ad854856d7a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.181
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Photographic print of Mobb Deep

Photograph by:
Rachelle Clinton, American  Search this
Subject of:
Mobb Deep, American, 1992 - 2017  Search this
Havoc, American, born 1974  Search this
Prodigy, American, 1974 - 2017  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 14 × 10 15/16 in. (35.5 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 11 7/8 × 8 in. (30.2 × 20.3 cm)
Type:
black-and-white photographs
Date:
1994 - 2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.183
Restrictions & Rights:
© Rachelle Clinton
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd544438fe3-ddc0-4320-a0d0-73350481c59f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.183
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Chromogenic print of Redman with Eric Sermon

Photograph by:
Rachelle Clinton, American  Search this
Subject of:
Redman, American, born 1970  Search this
Erick Sermon, American, born 1968  Search this
Medium:
dye and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 14 1/16 × 11 in. (35.7 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 11/16 × 10 3/8 in. (32.2 × 26.3 cm)
Type:
chromogenic color prints
Date:
1994 - 2004
Topic:
African American  Search this
Gesture  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.132.184
Restrictions & Rights:
© Rachelle Clinton
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f9081eef-04c1-4c92-b0a8-24c5f4f5b4b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.132.184
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