Photograph of LL Cool J at the Beacon Theater in NYC

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A black-and-white photograph of LL Cool J performing at the Beacon Theater in NYC on May 1, 1991. Cool J is pictured center frame, with a microphone held to his lips by his right hand. His eyes are closed and he is bare-chested under an open jacket. He also wears a bucket hat and chain necklace. On the back are inscriptions by Bill Adler identifying the subject, photographer, location and date.
Topic
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
Photography
United States--History--1969-2001
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
© Al Pereira
Photograph by
Al Pereira, American
Subject of
LL Cool J, American, born 1968
Beacon Theatre, American, founded 1929
Printed by
Bill Adler, American, born 1951
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 13 7/8 × 10 15/16 in. (35.2 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 12 15/16 × 8 5/8 in. (32.9 × 21.9 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
May 1, 1991; printed 2003
Type
gelatin silver prints
Object number
2015.132.290