Photograph of Disc Jockey Bill “Hawk” Hawkins and Earl Bostic

A black-and-white photograph of Disc Jockey Bill “Hawk” Hawkins with Earl Bostic inside the DJ booth in Bill Hawkins’ Record Studio. Bostic is depicted on the left and Hawkins on the right. The two men are standing behind the DJ console. Bostic is wearing a button-down shirt with a pineapple pattern, medium-toned trousers, suspenders and dark “browline” style glasses. He is smiling and looking towards in the distance towards the left edge of the photograph. Hawkins is depicted in profile, facing the left edge of the photograph. He is looking slightly downwards, with his proper left hand lightly holding his shirt collar and his proper right hand resting on the console’s turntable. He is wearing a white collared shirt, a polka dot tie, medium-toned trousers, and has a pair of headphones over his ear with the wires dangling down the front of his shirt. Next to the microphone is a pen and piece of paper sitting on the console surface. Behind Hawkins and Bostic is a draped interior window, framed in wood paneling. The photograph is white and plain. A black ink photographer’s stamp in a vertical orientation at the center reads [JAMES A. JOYCE / PHOTOGRAPHER / TY 1-0748 CLEVELAND,OHIO]. A small, red ink [ + ] has been handwritten in the bottom left corner.

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