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Doc Watson and Merle Watson

Image for Doc Watson and Merle Watson
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description
Doc Watson (Arthel Lane Watson, b. 1923), blind since his early life, achieved national acclaim primarily as a result of his involvement in the folk song revival of the 1960s. Watson remained a powerful influence in many different forms of acoustic music, including blues, old time, country, and bluegrass. His, son Merle (1946-1985), frequently performed on guitar with him until his untimely death in a tractor accident.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Horenstein, Henry
negative
1974
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
2003.0169.024
accession number
2003.0169
catalog number
2003.0169.024
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Webster