Jimmy Martin

Description
Jimmy Martin (James Henry Martin, 1927-2005) has been described as "the king" of the bluegrass lead singers. Early in his career, Martin played and wrote with Bill Monroe, and worked briefly with the Osborne Brothers. In 1955 he began to lead his own group, the Sunny Mountain Boys.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
negative
1972
print
2003
maker
Horenstein, Henry
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Gettysburg
ID Number
2003.0169.012
accession number
2003.0169
catalog number
2003.0169.012
subject
Photography
Art
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
event
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Horenstein, Henry

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