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Title: Pic of old Bluesman?
Post by: BlindSockeyeSalmon on June 04, 2005, 08:41:22 AM
Here's an interesting thread discussing a tintype photo for sale on eBay of an African-American guitarist:

http://www.guitarseminars.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/009722.html

Here's a cleaned-up version of the pic:

(https://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fsugarinthegourd.com%2Fimages%2F2e_3.JPG&hash=a25432f64fae17d3c125b7c3d5d8341f7e09514a)

What do folks think? Might this be someone we've heard of?

John

P.S. The seller is offering some other amazing photos as well:

http://tinyurl.com/946u7
Title: Re: Pic of old Bluesman?
Post by: lebordo on June 04, 2005, 10:59:45 AM
Note that the auction item actually shows a left-handed guitarist -- important if you are trying to identify the artist!
Title: Re: Pic of old Bluesman?
Post by: a2tom on June 04, 2005, 11:30:37 AM
No - read through the IGS forum and the eBay posting - the original image is a tintype, and tintypes are always reverse images.  So, assuming that he was holding the guitar as he would play it, then the tintype appearance of a left handed guitarist means he is really right-handed.  What John posted was reversed on photoshop so that he appeared correctly.

That is all assuming it really IS a tintype!

tom
Title: Re: Pic of old Bluesman?
Post by: BlindSockeyeSalmon on June 04, 2005, 12:14:25 PM
Tom,

That's right. I should have clarified. The seller seems knowledgable enough that I assume he's correct about it being a tintype.

Odds are it's no one we've ever heard of, but it's an interesting picture all the same.
Title: Re: Pic of old Bluesman?
Post by: crawley on June 04, 2005, 11:09:35 PM
very interesting subject here. i actually like the picture of the guy with guitar standing next to the peanut man better. what kind of guitar is he playin'? looks like its painted black.
gabriel
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