Gelatin silver print of Monk Montgomery singing and playing the guitar
A black and white photograph of Monk Montgomery playing the guitar and singing into a microphone.
Montgomery is pictured standing in front of a wass with a mural of boats on open water.
He is wearing a white collared shirt, a light colored suit jacket, black pants, a black tie, and has a dark colored pocket square. He is standing on a stage behind a microphone. His body is turned towards the proper left side. An inscription on the back reads: [MONK MONTGOMERY / b. 1921 - d. 1982 / 1st SIGNIFICANT ELECTRIC JAZZ BASSIST.].
Medium: silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions: H x W (Sheet): 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm)
Dimensions: H x W (Image): 9 1/2 × 7 5/8 in. (24.1 × 19.4 cm)
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Classification: Media Arts-Photography
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights: Unknown - Restrictions Possible