Fiddlin' Bill Hensley, mountain fiddler, Asheville, North Carolina (LOC)

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Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer.

Fiddlin' Bill Hensley, mountain fiddler, Asheville, North Carolina


1 negative : nitrate ; 35 mm.

Title and other information from caption card, where name appears as Bill Henseley.
Digital file made from the original print, not the original negative.
Original print cropped and shows only Fiddlin' Bill.
Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.

Music festivals--North Carolina
United States--North Carolina--Asheville.

Format: Nitrate negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC 20540 USA,

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is available at

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Call Number: LC-USF33- 006258-M3

TenYearsGone, gracefullady, and 257 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. E.C. Nature Photos [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

    The arm movement captured here is really beautiful.

  2. © noborders 60 months ago | reply

    also very moving... splendid !

  3. can'book 60 months ago | reply

    good sound.......

  4. FreeRangeBob 49 months ago | reply

    I love this photo-so much I decided to paint Bill.

  5. Dinah's 48 months ago | reply

    I love your painting and the old photo of Bill.

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