Drawing of 3 'beatnik" type figures, the central figure smoking a cigarette, sitting around a record player. Originally executed, but not published, as an illustration for a book of Langston Hughes' poems, "One-Way Ticket."


  • Title: Playing Records
  • Creator: Jacob Lawrence
  • Date Created: 1949
  • Provenance: Generously donated by Bank of America Corporation
  • Rights: © 2013 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Medium: Ink

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