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Mother Maybelle and the Carter Family

Mother Maybelle and the Carter Family

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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
Object Name
photograph
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
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