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Anita Carter

Image for Anita Carter
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description
The youngest of the three Carter Sisters, Anita began performing with Mother Maybelle and the Carter Family at age four. She performed with her mother and sisters throughout her career, though she found success of her own during the 1950s. Anita (1933-1999) was the first to record the song "Ring of Fire," written by her sister June (1929-2003). It later became a hit for her brother-in-law Johnny Cash.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Horenstein, Henry
negative
1973
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
2003.0169.078
accession number
2003.0169
catalog number
2003.0169.078
Place Made
United States: New Hampshire, Reeds Ferry, Lone Star Ranch