Country Music Performers Photograph Album

Country Music Performers Photograph Album

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Photo album of country music performers. Ninety-three (93) color photographs labeled with performers name, date, and occasionally venue. Performers include: Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner (May 27, 1972), Mack Magaha, Buck Trent, Jane Downing and Brother Mack, Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter (May 29, 1972), Billy Reynolds, Liz Anderson, Cathy Glick, The Carter Brother's Show, The Sheltons, Crazy Elmer, Jean Valli, Jim Ed Brown (June 17,1972) and the Gems, Melba Montgomery and Del Reeves and the Good Time Charlies (June 24, 1972), Susan Oliver, Bob Luman, Gus and Joanne Thomas, and Wilma Burgess. Locations: Richland, Boscov's East, Schaefferstown, Ontalaune, Shartlesville (state or states unknown) USA. May 27, 1972--Aug. 3, 1975, months range March--September.
These snapshots were taken in the summer of 1972 by an unidentified fan. The album documents a variety of country music performances in small, local venues, from a time when fans could easily take snapshots and gather autographs of favorite performers. It is likely the woman in the upper left corner is the maker of the album, and perhaps the young man in brown, right edge, is her son.
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Object Name
photo album
Date made
1972-05-27 through 1975-08-03
depicted (sitter)
Parton, Dolly
Wagoner, Porter
Trent, Buck
Jennings, Waylon
Colter, Jessi
Reynolds, Billy
Anderson, Liz
Carter Brothers
Shelton Brothers
Crazy Elmer
Brown, Jim Ed
Montgomery, Melba
Reeves, Del
Luman, Bob
Burgess, Wilma
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
cloth (cover material)
metal (binding material)
overall: 28.1 cm x 2.8 cm x 33.3 cm; 11 1/16 in x 1 1/8 in x 13 1/8 in
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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