Photo, Print, Drawing George Vinton Graham with fiddle, standing, facing front, portrait, photograph

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Title
George Vinton Graham with fiddle, standing, facing front, portrait, photograph
Contributor Names
Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995, collector.
Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995, photographer.
Library of Congress. Music Division.
Created / Published
[1938]
Subject Headings
-  Graham, George Vinton
-  Fiddles
Genre
Photographic prints
Portrait photographs
Notes
-  Sidney Robertson Cowell notes on verso of photograph: "George Vinton Graham, 1938, pretending he knew how to play a fiddle he had made--no country fiddler, nor any one else, ever held the instrument this way."
-  Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton Graham performing Anglo-American songs on October 12, 1938, December 3 and 7, 1938, July 9, 1939, and August 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California.
Medium
1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 5 x 10 in.
Source Collection
Forms part of: W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc1940001.afc1940001_p022-1
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc1940001.afc1940001_p022-2
Library of Congress Control Number
2017701364
Online Format
image
Description
Sidney Robertson Cowell notes on verso of photograph: "George Vinton Graham, 1938, pretending he knew how to play a fiddle he had made--no country fiddler, nor any one else, ever held the instrument this way." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting George Vinton Graham performing Anglo-American songs on October 12, 1938, December 3 and 7, 1938, July 9, 1939, and August 16, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Jose, California.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2017701364
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Chicago citation style:

Cowell, Sidney Robertson, Collector, and Library Of Congress. Music Division, Cowell, Sidney Robertson, photographer. George Vinton Graham with fiddle, standing, facing front, portrait, photograph. , 1938. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017701364/. (Accessed October 18, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Cowell, S. R. & Library Of Congress. Music Division, Cowell, S. R., photographer. (1938) George Vinton Graham with fiddle, standing, facing front, portrait, photograph. , 1938. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017701364/.

MLA citation style:

Cowell, Sidney Robertson, Collector, and Library Of Congress. Music Division, photographer by Cowell, Sidney Robertson. George Vinton Graham with fiddle, standing, facing front, portrait, photograph. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2017701364/>.