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Offline BlindSockeyeSalmon

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Pic of old Bluesman?
« 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:



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
« Last Edit: June 04, 2005, 10:08:12 AM by BlindSockeyeSalmon »
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Re: Pic of old Bluesman?
« Reply #1 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!

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Re: Pic of old Bluesman?
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Pic of old Bluesman?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Pic of old Bluesman?
« Reply #4 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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