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Jimmy Martin

Image for Jimmy Martin
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description
Jimmy Martin (James Henry Martin, 1927-2005) has been described as "the king" of the bluegrass lead singers. Early in his career, Martin played and wrote with Bill Monroe, and worked briefly with the Osborne Brothers. In 1955 he began to lead his own group, the Sunny Mountain Boys.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Horenstein, Henry
negative
1972
print
2003
Credit Line
Horenstein, Henry
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name
photograph
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ID Number
2003.0169.012
accession number
2003.0169
catalog number
2003.0169.012
related event
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg