Portrait of Clyde McCoy Band Member, Rolla

Portrait of Clyde McCoy Band Member, Rolla
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17626
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproductive photograph print of a Clyde McCoy band member, Rolla.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

In this portrait, a gentleman by the name of Rolla looks down at the saxophone in his hands. He was purportedly a member of the Clyde McCoy band and has signed the photograph over the breast of his tuxedo "To Clyde. Sorry I couldn't sell you a house. Rolla". It is unclear what this message means or what it has to do with Hixon and the photograph, but serves as an interesting snapshot in time nonetheless. As the photograph was treated with a dark contrast, the metal of the saxophone seems to pop out of the shot. Rolla, too, appears to emerge from the darkness of the background and his tuxedo, leaving just he, the saxophone, and the message for viewing.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes