Photograph of Fab 5 Freddy in NYC

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A black and white portrait photograph of Fab 5 Freddy.
He is turned towards the proper left side of the image. He is wearing a straw brimmed hat with a black ribbon around it. He is also wearing a button down short-sleeve shirt and a chain bracelet on his right wrist. He has a pair of glasses and a mustache. He right arm is raised in front of his face and he appears to be holding onto his tongue with his right hand.
The image has an even white border around it. The back of the photograph is white. There are tears are the top where pieces of tape used to be, and a few tiny pieces of the white tape remain.There is an inscription and a signature on the back.
Photograph by
Lisa Leone, American, born 1966
Subject of
Fab 5 Freddy, American, born 1959
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© Lisa Leone
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Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
early 1990s
Object number
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 × 10 7/8 in. (35.2 × 27.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 11 × 7 15/16 in. (27.9 × 20.2 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
gelatin silver prints