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Piano bench owned and used by Thelonious Monk

Manufactured by:
Baldwin Piano Company, American, founded 1862  Search this
Used by:
Thelonious Monk, American, 1917 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
wood, metal, foam, vinyl
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19 5/16 × 33 7/16 × 15 9/16 in. (49 × 85 × 39.5 cm)
Type:
benches
grand pianos
Place made:
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1962
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of T.S. and Gale Monk in memory of Thelonious Monk
Object number:
2018.89.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54b907b96-9a7c-440c-96ff-405e94813aae
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Piano bench from Pilgrim Baptist Church used by Thomas Dorsey

Used by:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey, American, 1899 - 1993  Search this
Created by:
The Cable Piano Company, American, founded 1880  Search this
Medium:
wood , metal and vinyl
Dimensions:
19 1/2 x 36 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. (49.5 x 92.7 x 38.7 cm)
Type:
piano benches
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1930s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rev. Richard C. Keller, Jr., Mr. Edward G. Keller and Ms. Paulene Austin Keller
Object number:
2015.134.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
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/fd5e1117420-3c09-45cb-81e8-571f482e4d1e
EDAN-URL:
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The Piano

Artist:
Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938)  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood panel
Dimensions:
H x W: 50.8 x 67.5 cm (20 x 26 9/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
United States
Date:
1891
Topic:
woman  Search this
piano  Search this
United States  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.66a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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On View:
Freer Gallery 11: A Perfect Harmony
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3b8b0e13d-2945-4459-983a-21a463c84ef2
EDAN-URL:
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The Piano

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)  Search this
Medium:
Drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 23.2 x 15.8 cm (9 1/8 x 6 1/4 in)
Type:
Print
Album
Origin:
United States
Date:
ca. 1875
Topic:
music  Search this
piano  Search this
United States  Search this
musician  Search this
drypoint  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1893.58
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye31c0fa985-8c91-4a55-92d6-5055f8a53547
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edanmdm:fsg_F1893.58

The Piano

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)  Search this
Medium:
Drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 23.4 x 15.8 cm (9 3/16 x 6 1/4 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
United States
Date:
ca. 1875
Topic:
music  Search this
woman  Search this
piano  Search this
United States  Search this
musician  Search this
drypoint  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1898.354
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye328e0584f-f9f2-4d07-a908-d3705e14a77c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1898.354

Piano from Pilgrim Baptist Church used by Thomas Dorsey

Created by:
The Cable Piano Company, American, founded 1880  Search this
Used by:
Thomas Andrew Dorsey, American, 1899 - 1993  Search this
Subject of:
Pilgrim Baptist Church, American, founded 1922  Search this
Medium:
wood, metal, wire and vinyl
Dimensions:
H x W x D (piano main body): 38 × 55 1/2 × 57 in. (96.5 × 141 × 144.8 cm)
H x W (piano leg at wideset point): 24 × 17 in. (61 × 43.2 cm)
Type:
baby grand pianos
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1930s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rev. Richard C. Keller, Jr., Mr. Edward G. Keller and Ms. Paulene Austin Keller
Object number:
2015.134.1a-g
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Musical Instruments
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/fd539bd6160-bec4-4990-95c7-3b9cdcc521db
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.134.1a-g
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The Piano

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)  Search this
Medium:
Drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 23.4 x 15.8 cm (9 3/16 x 6 1/4 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
United States
Date:
ca. 1875
Topic:
music  Search this
United States  Search this
drypoint  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1904.58
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye39c2a149b-bdd5-4c79-9ade-1c133bcd4dd0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1904.58

Girl at Piano (1921)

Collection Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1921-1988
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers / Series 11: Artwork Photograph Records / Paintings, Individual Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ff1c450e-6787-450c-a99d-771c74095b41
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kuniyasu-ref361

Playbill for The Piano Lesson

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Charles S. Dutton, American, born 1951  Search this
Rocky Carroll, American, born 1963  Search this
Apryl R. Foster, American  Search this
Carl Gordon, American, 1932 - 2010  Search this
Lisa Gay Hamilton, American, born 1964  Search this
Tommy Hollis, American, 1954 - 2001  Search this
S. Epatha Merkerson, American  Search this
Lou Myers, American, born 1945  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (21.3 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.77
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5617dcbe3-2c46-45f9-8bf0-52d0ca62ee99
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.77
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Photograph of a piano player

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 × 7 1/16 in. (22.9 × 17.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/16 × 8 1/16 in. (25.5 × 20.5 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
early 20th-mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Music  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.43
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54d300f30-3e30-4495-a0b9-cc43ede6fc21
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.43
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Living room with piano and fireplace

Collection Creator:
DeWolf, James, 1764-1837  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Portions of this collection are restricted from use as means to further preserve the collection. Digital surrogates are available for portions of this collection.
Collection Rights:
The NMAAHC Archives can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions may apply and limit reproduction for other purposes.
Collection Citation:
Historical Records of the DeWolf Family, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
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Historical Records of the DeWolf Family
Historical Records of the DeWolf Family / Series 1: Photographs, 1890-1911; undated / 1.2: Miscellaneous Photographs of Families, Buildings, and Special Occassions, undated
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io3b3c8f458-230a-426c-8242-efc97572bfda
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-a2018-17-2-ref55

6056, Baldwin Piano Company (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 1442
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents note:
No. of sheets: 6
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 1: Project Drawings, Renderings, and Plans
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8657ac997-4a52-4a41-8b7a-b0a1b94d8406
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref3553

6010, Baldwin Piano Company (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Collection Creator:
Lockwood Greene Engineers, Incorporated  Search this
Lockwood-Greene Company  Search this
Whitman, David  Search this
Greene, Stephen  Search this
Lockwood, Amos  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 1456
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920
Scope and Contents note:
No. of sheets: 7
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. One film is tored at an off-site facility and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Lockwood Greene Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Lockwood-Greene Records / Series 1: Project Drawings, Renderings, and Plans
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8485b3d8a-cc1c-4134-a670-7558050d360c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1113-ref3630

Piano, Renzo and Richard Rogers, Various Projects

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 36, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings without access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Esther McCoy papers
Esther McCoy papers / Series 9: Photographs and Slides / 9.2: Architects
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c8621fb0-2967-417b-a3d0-dc13ca5ee3e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mccoesth-ref1341

Frame for Dewing's The Piano

Artist:
Designed by Stanford White (1853-1906)  Search this
Frame maker:
Alexander J. Cabus (born after 1891)  Search this
Medium:
Gilded wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D (outside): 89.4 x 105.9 x 5.9 cm (35 3/16 x 41 11/16 x 2 5/16 in)
Type:
Frame
Origin:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1891-1894
Topic:
United States  Search this
American Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.66b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3b4c9f5cf-b534-4975-b1e7-dca9208b3955
EDAN-URL:
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Autographed photograph of Eubie Blake playing the piano

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 13/16 × 7 5/8 in. (24.9 × 19.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Ragtime (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
Object number:
2014.3.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
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/fd5226d32e7-c7ea-4c01-b6c4-5f57faaa573d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.3.7
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Man at the Piano, Fountain House

Photograph by:
Frank Espada, Puerto Rican, 1930 - 2014  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 × 13 in. (25.4 × 33 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1959
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Mental health  Search this
Photography  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Object number:
2021.53.6
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Frank Espada
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Portfolio/Series:
The 1950’s
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51c9cd539-093f-40dd-964d-be9e2c4d4c9a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.53.6
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Gelatin silver print of Paul Monday playing the piano

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Paul Monday, American  Search this
Peacock Records, Inc., American, founded 1949  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 7 3/8 × 8 5/8 in. (18.7 × 21.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 6 3/4 × 8 5/8 in. (17.1 × 21.9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1951-1958
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.38.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50c012813-f7fd-4f89-973c-f99ef6a917ea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.38.13
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Natural Notes of the Great Staff and the Piano Keyboard

Owned by:
Maxine Sullivan, American, 1911 - 1987  Search this
Medium:
ink on illustration board
Dimensions:
H x W: 30 × 40 in. (76.2 × 101.6 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place made:
Bronx, New York City, Bronx County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.29.155
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Maxine Sullivan Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55127f674-9dd5-456e-ac4a-eb7bcc0ff686
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.29.155
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Indoor Portrait of a Girl Sitting next to a Piano

Photograph by:
Rev. Henry Clay Anderson, American, 1911 - 1998  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on acetate film
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 x 4 in (12.7 x 10.2 cm)
Type:
negatives
portraits
Place made:
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, United States
Date:
1948 - 1970s
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Children  Search this
Communities  Search this
Photography  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2007.1.69.10.25.C
Restrictions & Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a645b0d9-61af-49ae-8730-385038083e10
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.1.69.10.25.C

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