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Pete Seeger at a peace rally in New York City, 1965. Photo by Diana Davies, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives The Singular Power of Music
Folkways Recordings
Acoustic Guitar Libba Cotten's Guitar
Smithsonian Magazine
Ella Fitzgerald in 1949. Photograph by Herman Leonard. Herman Leonard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Jazz
Folkways Recordings