New Robert Johnson picture ?

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    The Kalamazoo or the Gibson L1 or the ....
     
  2. Neener

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    Old photos are quite easy to restore, even if they have tears, creases, fading, etc...

    I learned it in a basic digital photo class in community college.
     
  3. Fretting out

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    46E7686B-E892-42FF-A178-5A26F5A6AED7.jpeg E6AE5F03-77A5-4547-817E-84BDA991BE05.jpeg

    Are these supposed to be from the same shoot

    I don’t know why I’m just not 100%

    Maybe because I don’t believe anything
     
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  4. Harry

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    "The Robert Johnson guitar" was offered for sale in 2006 by a firm that sold autographs and other celebrity and historical ephemera. As I remember, it listed for six million dollars. I have no idea about its authenticity, or whether anyone bought it.

    In 2012 I made the following wisecrack on this very forum:

    "I was tempted to email them to see if it came with a strap and a gig bag."

    I should get some new material.
     
  5. Mike M

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    I love how in both photos he wants you to notice his fretting hand. Such a player.
     
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    Cheers thanks for the info.
     
  7. johnny k

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    "There was a make-your-own-photo place on Beale Street, near Hernando Street. I’ve since learned that a man named John Henry Evans owned it. The photo place was right next door to Pee Wee’s, the bar where Mr. Handy wrote his blues. One day when I was 10 or 11 years old, I walked there with Sister Carrie and Brother Robert. I remember him carrying his guitar and strumming as we went. You just walk in, drop a nickel in the slot, pull the curtain, and do it. There was no photographer. I had my picture made. Brother Robert got in the booth, and evidently made a couple."
     
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  8. gmann

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    Look at the shadows on the sheet between his head and the guitar, they are the same fwiw.
     
  9. pipethemike

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    they also unearthed some film of rojo playing the drums!!:lol:

     
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