Charlie Monroe

Charlie Monroe

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Description
Charlie Monroe, Bill Monroe's older brother, helped lay the groundwork for bluegrass music during their few years together. The brothers separated in 1938, after recording for only two years. Charlie continued to perform until he retired in 1957. Thanks to Jimmy Martin's persuasion, Monroe re-emerged in 1972 and performed again until his death in 1975.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
negative
1973
print
2003
Associated Name
Monroe, Charlie
maker
Horenstein, Henry
Place Made
United States: Maryland, Callaway
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
2003.0169.105
catalog number
2003.0169.105
accession number
2003.0169
Credit Line
Horenstein, Henry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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