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Author Topic: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set  (Read 914 times)

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Offline mtzionmemorialfund

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Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« on: February 03, 2017, 04:20:31 PM »
The attached picture is on the cover of a 4cd set w/ notes by Neil Slaven (JSP JSPCD 77151).  Do anyone know where the photo on the right came from (ie, it's provenance)?  It looks like a photo of Bo Carter with his steel-bodied National guitar.  I'm not sure what that long white thing is on the front either. 

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Offline harry

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Re: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 03:01:49 AM »
This has been discussed before but with no conclusive answer.

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=3098.15

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Re: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 04:06:03 AM »
This has been discussed before but with no conclusive answer.

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=3098.15


There does not seem to be any discussion of the white thing on the guitar, but the question of its provenance seems to have been left open-ended with some folks planning to inquire outside of the forum.  I have also inquired outside the forum with no answers thusfar, but everyone believes it to be Bo.  I will keep digging and return with an answer on provenance......or not....

Maybe the focus for right now needs to be on the mysterious white thing.
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Re: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 12:54:15 PM »
The white thing looks like a piece of paper to me. Perhaps a check or a folded up contract?

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Re: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2017, 10:30:44 PM »
The white thing looks like a piece of paper to me. Perhaps a check or a folded up contract?

Yeah, I think it's just a piece of paper.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2020, 01:25:07 AM by Zephyrs »

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Re: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2017, 02:06:33 AM »
Looks like a sunny day. Maybe that cool National was reflecting right into the camera where the paper is.

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Re: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 04:18:31 PM »
I like beljum's idea re killing reflections from the sun into the lens. My thought was maybe Bo had a crazy trick way of damping the strings or creating a buzzing effect. I'm assuming it is tucked under the string set.

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Re: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2017, 04:36:59 AM »
I can make out "ITTA"  it looks like in pencil, capital letters.
Perhaps it says ITTA BENA.

-- I also have an unknown photo from Bolivar County that resembles him.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4bvsl2t9quzz98k/Unknown%20Bolivar%20County%20Group.jpg?dl=0
« Last Edit: February 20, 2017, 04:46:10 AM by Randy Meadows »
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Re: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2017, 02:35:52 PM »
Do one of those guys resemble Bo? Which one?
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Re: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2017, 09:23:47 AM »
Nothing hotter than an all metal National on a sunny day.

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Re: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2017, 06:04:25 PM »
Do one of those guys resemble Bo? Which one?

The ones on the left and right.
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Re: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2017, 02:40:50 AM »
The gentlemen from Bolivar County, the picture that is linked, which one of them looks like Bo Carter?
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Re: Provenance of Photo on the Cover of MS Sheiks 4cd Box Set
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2017, 10:36:49 PM »
I can make out "ITTA"  it looks like in pencil, capital letters.
Perhaps it says ITTA BENA.

-- I also have an unknown photo from Bolivar County that resembles him.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4bvsl2t9quzz98k/Unknown%20Bolivar%20County%20Group.jpg?dl=0

Randy Meadows: Which of the four individuals in the linked photo do you think is Bo?
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