Mother Maybelle and the Carter Family

Description
Maybelle Carter (1909-1978) was an original member of the performing Carter Family. After the breakup of that group in 1943, she formed a new act, known as Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, with daughters Helen (1927-1998) shown here on accordian, June and Anita. Maybelle was an influential presence, particularly as the originator of a style of guitar playing emulated by Leadbelly, Woodie Guthrie, and many other musicians.
Location
Currently not on view
negative
1973
print
2003
maker
Horenstein, Henry
Place Made
United States: New Hampshire, Reeds Ferry, Lone Star Ranch
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
2003.0169.079
accession number
2003.0169
catalog number
2003.0169.079
Credit Line
Horenstein, Henry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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