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Grandpa Jones and Ramona Jones

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Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description
Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones (1913-1998) enjoyed a long, distinctive career in country music. At age 22, he began to play the Grandpa character, with his high-topped boots, bushy mustache, and suspenders. Ramona Riggins (b. 1924), whom he later married, accompanied him on fiddle and mandolin. Appearing regularly on the Grand Ole Opry and the television show Hee Haw, Grandpa Jones became a well-known character with his banjo-playing, old-time stories, songs, and jokes.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Horenstein, Henry
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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Music & Musical Instruments
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Family & Social Life
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ID Number
2003.0169.047
accession number
2003.0169
catalog number
2003.0169.047
Place Made
United States: Tennessee, Nashville-Davidson, Grand Ole Opry