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Offline onewent

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ID this Photo?
« on: January 11, 2010, 04:02:28 PM »
Can anyone place the source of this photo?  It appears familiar to me but can't place it..saw it on the web in a blog and in an online auction.  Any publication sources or copyright citations?
..thanks..Tom

Offline Cleoma

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Re: ID this Photo?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 05:40:36 PM »
I think this photo may be from Jim Bollman's collection.  You could contact Jim to check:  jim@fineoldbanjos.com

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Offline banjochris

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 05:51:46 PM »
It's also been used as the cover photo (with the background cut out) for the Document Charlie McCoy CD, so that's where you may have seen it.
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Re: ID this Photo?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 08:23:58 PM »
hello friend,
i'm not sure who they are, but here's another shot of them, with a couple of friends.

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Re: ID this Photo?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 08:24:41 PM »
Looks to me like it might be a very young Pinewoods Tom (Josh White). Need to get a better look at the ears though. Compare it to the photo on Yazoo's "Mama let me Lay it on you". Give him a haircut and a suit, lose the adolescent baby fat and Bob's yer uncle as they say.
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Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: ID this Photo?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 10:25:18 PM »
It also appeared on the cover of 78 Quarterly 5, 1990, the credit reads "1902 from the collection of Fred Ramsay Jr". I know somewhere I've got something Ramsay wrote in the late 50s in which he identified the photo collection from which he obtained this and other prints.

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Re: ID this Photo?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 02:31:05 AM »
I recollect seeing it captioned somewhere as "Two friends of the Muse".

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: ID this Photo?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 03:25:52 AM »
I recollect seeing it captioned somewhere as "Two friends of the Muse".
So do I. Oliver's Songsters & Saints perhaps?

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Re: ID this Photo?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010, 04:24:42 AM »
Yep, it's in Songsters And Saints, captioned as "Two Lovers of the Muse": young musicians playing mandolin and guitar, Detroit, Michigan, 1902.  Library of Congress collection.

Offline Bald Melon Jefferson

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010, 08:30:02 AM »
We all own million of great images, stored and cataloged at the Library of congress. Photographic and/or digital copies can be had for a resonable fee for many of them. Or you can just click on and copy low res. versions at will. It's pretty cumbersom time suck to wade in and search. The vast majority of the ones I've perused  in the past are from the Farm Security Administration days.
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