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Author Topic: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine  (Read 2432 times)

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Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2016, 08:04:26 AM »
Shovel, where DID you find this amazing photo?

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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2016, 08:56:16 AM »
That is completely cool that you sent off the message and got that response from Cynthia Young-Gomes, Phil.  Good on you for taking action and not just talking about how somebody should do something.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2016, 09:05:09 AM »
Thanks John. This picture grabbed me, probably because of the incongruity of a Bluesman (if that's what he was) in Maine and as a reminder of the fact that we only know fractions of bits and pieces of the whole cloth of the past. It was simply irresistible to try to get a window onto this photo's moment and it seemed possible to unearth something. Sadly not.

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2016, 06:47:35 AM »
Shovel, where DID you find this amazing photo?

I save all kinds of photos that I see online to my hard drive.  The one in OP is without a doubt the coolest I've seen.

Here's another good one I saw:
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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2016, 06:52:28 AM »
Here is another photo, it was dated 1915.  Looks a bit like a young Gus Cannon, but NOT Gus Cannon.

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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2016, 06:53:23 AM »
And here is one that looks like it could be a similar lineup to the Dallas String Band, or something similar..

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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2016, 06:58:05 AM »
This is an interesting picture of a guy with a victrola .. no reason to think he's proudly listening to his own recording.  No reason at all.  But, still a cool picture

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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2016, 08:02:33 AM »
Thanks Shovel for the photos - they are great, much appreciated - I'll check out ebay as well - not that I collect or anything.

Harriet

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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2016, 06:33:59 AM »
Thanks Shovel for the photos - they are great, much appreciated - I'll check out ebay as well - not that I collect or anything.

Harriet

Thanks for the kind words.  Sure  thing.  It's rare I buy any of these from ebay either.  How much I like a photo and how much I can pay for it rarely level out but I'm always looking for interesting ones.

That said, I strongly feel there are likely pictures of a lot of our Blues players "out there".   Many of the photos may never see the light of day, whether stashed away i private/public/university collections, but ebay is a spot where LOTS of photos get listed and interested folks can monitor without having to get out to a sale or meet.  A lot of the ones I posted above were from a collection that had a lot of different interests, but one interest was old pictures of african american men with guitars.  Perhaps we'll find something.

I'm attaching another related photo I came across to this post.  There's a little more to this one.

Also, pretty much unrelated, but worth a click if you've never REALLY seen a dog and pony show: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1870s-Dog-Pony-Show-PHOTO-Greyhound-Dalmatian-Rare-Horse-Street-Omaha-NE-/301863849843?hash=item46487ccf73%3Ag%3AKUgAAOSwKtlWsYeq&nma=true&si=JEc1OL2lP%252FCUkUmqmM8SGfKxkaw%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2016, 06:37:21 AM »
Last one I think.

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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2016, 09:02:51 AM »
You've chosen an incredibly great, interesting hobby John. These photos contain whole worlds, lost worlds. They give an idea of the vast unrecorded world that got away. In a sense they serve as a metaphor for how small a window we have on our species' past altogether.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2016, 09:07:01 AM »
I think your idea for a thread of photos awaiting ID is great. Also just being able to see these beauties is a treat. Go for it sez I!
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My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)

http://www.youtube.com/user/MuckOVision

Offline Shovel

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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2016, 09:57:02 AM »
Here are a few more ...

This first one ID'd as a Civil War era couple

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Re: Possible Bluesman sighting in York Beach Maine
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2016, 09:59:51 AM »
One more couple, this ID'd by owner as an original photo postcard from the 20s
8 string mandolin?
Religious songbook?

*I think the posting screen says 8 attachments per post?  I haven't figured out how to do more than one.. if I could figure that out I'd share a lot more photos, including string bands, ethnic, and such. 
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