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Porter Wagoner

Image for Porter Wagoner
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description
One of the most recognizable figures in country music, Porter Wagoner was known as the "Thin Man from West Plains, Missouri." He began recording music in 1954 after several years of singing on a local radio station. In 1961, Wagoner (b. 1927) began to host his own country music television show, which was syndicated for 21 years.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Horenstein, Henry
negative
1972
print
2003
Credit Line
Horenstein, Henry
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
Object Name
photograph
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ID Number
2003.0169.022
accession number
2003.0169
catalog number
2003.0169.022
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston, Symphony Hall