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Country Music Performers Photograph Album

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Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description
Photo album of country music performers. Ninety-three (93) color photographs labeled with performers name, date, and occasionally venue. Performers include: Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner (May 27, 1972), Mack Magaha, Buck Trent, Jane Downing and Brother Mack, Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter (May 29, 1972), Billy Reynolds, Liz Anderson, Cathy Glick, The Carter Brother's Show, The Sheltons, Crazy Elmer, Jean Valli, Jim Ed Brown (June 17,1972) and the Gems, Melba Montgomery and Del Reeves and the Good Time Charlies (June 24, 1972), Susan Oliver, Bob Luman, Gus and Joanne Thomas, and Wilma Burgess. Locations: Richland, Boscov's East, Schaefferstown, Ontalaune, Shartlesville (state or states unknown) USA. May 27, 1972--Aug. 3, 1975, months range March--September.
These snapshots were taken in the summer of 1972 by an unidentified fan. The album documents a variety of country music performances in small, local venues, from a time when fans could easily take snapshots and gather autographs of favorite performers. It is likely the woman in the upper left corner is the maker of the album, and perhaps the young man in brown, right edge, is her son.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted (sitter)
Parton, Dolly
Wagoner, Porter
Trent, Buck
Jennings, Waylon
Colter, Jessi
Reynolds, Billy
Anderson, Liz
Carter Brothers
Shelton Brothers
Crazy Elmer
Brown, Jim Ed
Gems
Montgomery, Melba
Reeves, Del
Luman, Bob
Burgess, Wilma
maker
unknown
Date made
1972-1975
1972-05-27 through 1975-08-03
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
cloth (cover material)
metal (binding material)
Measurements
overall: 28.1 cm x 2.8 cm x 33.3 cm; 11 1/16 in x 1 1/8 in x 13 1/8 in
Object Name
photo album
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Music & Musical Instruments
Photography
ID Number
2001.0291.01
catalog number
2001.0291.01
accession number
2001.0291
subject
Musicians