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Written by:
Captain Jeff Wells, American  Search this
Received by:
Charley Pride, American, 1934 - 2020  Search this
Subject of:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (letter): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
H x W (images): 8 1/2 × 11 in. (21.6 × 27.9 cm)
letters (correspondence)
Place depicted:
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Baghdad, Iraq, Middle East, Asia
May 28, 2007
A fan letter sent to Charley Pride from Captain Jeff Wells while serving in United States Army. The letter is handwritten in blue ink on yellow paper. In the letter, Jeff Wells thanks Charley Pride for making music that allowed him to temporarily escape from the war in Iraq. Also included are four images of Wells while serving in Iraq. The images are printed on a white piece of paper in landscape view (2012. The images are attached to letter with a metal staple.
African American  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Country (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Iraq War, 2003-2011  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charley Pride
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jeff Wells
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NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture