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signed by artist, lower right on sheet in black ink: Allen Ginsberg; artist inscription, across bottom under image: After Cooperstown, Harry Smith moved from friend to friend / homeless in New York, finally to Franciscan Mission on Bow- / ery, malnourished & weak. He stayed with me awhile, we took trip to / visit Southern Folklore Society in Oxford Mississippi with my / 81 year old step mother Edith—we’d just settled in to our motel / & Edith was calling home; Harry hoped for invitation to stay & work at Folklore Center & immediately recorded local Scottish / bawdy songs. April 18, 1987.; on verso, by unknown hand, lower center in graphite: #759/24,752; lower right: 4/18/87 / Neg #15 / Clarksdale Miss / First [underlined]; bottom center in graphite: GD-AG-281; bottom right: GDC-836

Provenance

Allen Ginsberg Estate; Gary Davis, Greenwich, CT; gift to NGA, 2018.

Associated Names
Davis, Gary S.
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