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Art Thieme Folk Music Slides, ca. 1960s-1990

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Donor:
Thieme, Art 1941-2015
Subject:
Hopkins, Lightnin'
Seeger, Mike 1933-2009
Seeger, Pete 1919-2014
Terkel, Studs 1912-2008
Watson, Doc
Wade, Stephen
New Lost City Ramblers
Physical description:
0.3 cu. ft. : 1 box : 459 items : slides
Type:
Chromogenic processes
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Date:
1969
1990
ca 1960s-1990
20th century
1950-2000
Notes:
Art Thieme, who made the photographs in this collection, was himself a noted folk singer. He launched his career at a Hyde Park, Chicago club, the Limelight, in 1959. He went on to perform for many years at a coffeehouse called No Exit, also in Chicago. He recorded for Folk Legacy Records.
Summary:
459 color slides documenting folk musicians and folk music, in both concert settings and informal portraiture, all taken by the donor, Art Thieme, a folksinger himself. Subjects include such well-known performers as Stephen Wade, the New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Jack Elliott, Ike Everly, B.B. King, Dave Edmonson, Ray Harris, Kenny Baker, Tom Paxton, John Hammond, Bill Monroe, Justin Bishop, Steve Goodman, Cathy Fink, Wes Asbury, Ron F. Kirkpatrick, Doc Watson, Jim Kweskin, and Lightnin' Hopkins, and other notables such as Studs Terkel.
Cite as:
Photograph by Art Thieme, from Art Thieme Folk Music Slides, ca. 1960s-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist
Topic:
Folk musicians
Concerts
Musical instruments
Folk music
Musicians
Local number:
2012.3005 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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