Josh White, Original Autograph Card, SIGNED By Josh White, With Original SIGNED Photograph By Valerie Wilmer [SOLD]
Josh White, Original Autograph Card, SIGNED By Josh White, With Original SIGNED Photograph By Valerie Wilmer [SOLD]
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Josh White, Original Autograph Card, SIGNED By Josh White, "All of my very best wishes to you, always, Josh White"; accompanied by an original SIGNED photograph of White, a fine portrait by the esteemed jazz and blues photographer, Valerie Wilmer. Josh White (1914-1969), enjoyed early success as a blues singer and guitarist in the Piedmont tradition during the 1930's. After his move to New York, White gained multidimensional fame as a civil rights activist, cabaret star, actor, and influential pioneer of the folk revivalist movement. But during the Red Scare of the 1950's he was harassed and slandered by the McCarthy Commission from which his career never quite recovered; Josh White died in relative obscurity at 55 in 1969. The autograph is 4 " by 3 ", adhesion remnant to verso, else near fine with the autograph in blue ink, fine, without loss or fading. The original photograph, printed to glossy paper, 8" by 10" is about fine, SIGNED by the photographer in black ink to the lower left margin at the guitar; with photographer's stamp to verso and her autograph notes in pencil "Josh White, London, c. 1962/3, printed by the photographer, 1998 Val Wilmer" and again SIGNED. An uncommon blues and folk autograph with an original photograph, in collectible condition and suitable for framing. J2254

Josh White, Original Autograph Card, SIGNED By Josh White, With Original SIGNED Photograph By Valerie Wilmer [SOLD]
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Josh White, Original Autograph Card, SIGNED By Josh White, With Original SIGNED Photograph By Valerie Wilmer [SOLD]
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Josh White, Original Autograph Card, SIGNED By Josh White, With Original SIGNED Photograph By Valerie Wilmer [SOLD]
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