8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Silhouette image of man, positioned in the left (proper) third of the frame (facing center), wearing a Fedora-style hat playing an alto saxaphone on the shore of Lake Merritt in the late afternoon with the sun behind him. The sky has wisps of clouds radiating vertically, and a seagull (also in silhouette) flies through the air in the right (proper) third of the frame (at approximately eye-level to the man). On the horizon across the lower quarter of the frame is the far shore of the lake, with apartment buildings and other structures (all in partial silhouette) at the edge of the water, reflected on the water. The man's left hand is splayed off of the saxaphone's keys. The man's face is angled downward, seemingly in concentration. The man is dressed in a long-sleave, button-down shirt and slacks. Behind the man, on the left (proper) edge of the frame, is some sort of electrical/mechanical structure (possibly a traffic signal?), taller than he is. On verso is the handwrittem text, "When Damian Renty of Oakland found himself with some extra time this weekend, instead of going out and doing the Christmas Shopping he needs to get done, he decided to go the Lake and relax with his Alto Saxaphone." Also on verso are the stamps, "Tribune Photo by Dennis Lee" and "Dec 9 1990."

Used: Oakland Tribune

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