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Emory Guitar played by Mississippi John Hurt at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival

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Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description (Brief)
Emory Guitar (ca 1890-1895) played by Mississippi John Hurt at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival. Emory guitars appear to have only been sold in Omaha, Nebraska, at the Max Meyer & Bro. store. By the 1960s, the guitar was owned by Tom Hoskins, who loaned the guitar to Hurt for his 1963 performance at Newport. Wooden guitar with darker wooden neck. White inlay on neck reads "EMORY." Tuning pegs are white. Line of decorative wood inlay down back.
Location
Currently not on view
user
Hurt, Mississippi John
date made
ca 1890-1895
ca 1900 - 1910
Credit Line
Gift of Darrell Guinn
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (strings material)
Measurements
overall: 38 in x 14 1/2 in x 5 in; 96.52 cm x 36.83 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name
guitar
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
ID Number
2018.0191.01
accession number
2018.0191
catalog number
2018.0191.01