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A new photo of Robert Johnson surfaces from an old desk drawer purchased at an auction?


New Photo of Robert Johnson

The story sounds incredible may be too good to be true, but hey it is possible? The chron.com says:

A newly-analyzed photo purportedly shows Robert Johnson, the mysterious blues legend whose meager recordings became a groundwork for American popular music.
Only two such photos have been unequivocally confirmed, and the prospect of another is held as a holy grail in blues society.

The new photograph turned up in an antique Winthrop desk, filled with odds and ends, bought in a 2013 auction by Donald Roark, a 64-year-old retired lawyer and professor in Pensacola, Florida.

In a cluttered draw was a three-by-five inch photo of four people seated at a public table, the man in question on the left.

 


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