Where's Fats?
August 3, 2010 6:29 PM   Subscribe

How do I source a photograph? As in who took it and where I can get it?

There's a picture of Fats Domino about 3/4 down the page here. How can I find out what archives it comes from or who took it or both? I know it's not from Getty Images. Any ideas?
posted by cachondeo45 to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
I'd take a shot at asking the author of that page.
posted by domnit at 6:38 PM on August 3, 2010

I tried to search it on tin-eye but didn't find out anything.

One of my cheats is to find a book which uses the photo - books list photo credits, which usually are the information you're looking for.

Maybe flick through some books about Fats Domino, his biography, etc? Biographies/memoirs with a center section of color photos on glossy paper is usually a good bet.
posted by Sara C. at 6:43 PM on August 3, 2010

Via a google image search I found it here:


Which bodes well, since major newspapers have to credit their photos. This one says "baldwin piano co via AP". Maybe give the Baldwin Piano Company a ring? Is there an AP image archive somewhere?
posted by Sara C. at 6:46 PM on August 3, 2010

posted by Ideefixe at 9:01 PM on August 6, 2010

Sorry that was footage

posted by Ideefixe at 9:02 PM on August 6, 2010

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