Robert Johnson - a third photo?

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Re: Robert Johnson - a third photo?

Postby Charlie O. » 14 Nov 2017, 19:42

I actually agree with far more of T-Berry's post than I disagree with. If I come across here as being on the "It's him!" side, it's really just my natural tendency to redress a perceived imbalance - namely, all of the "experts" (I don't mean here on BCB) who are going to great lengths to tell the world that the photo has been thoroughly and incontestably "debunked" when they really have no more to go on than those who say it's the real deal.

I do think there's a strong chance that it is Johnson, but like I said, I don't have a horse in this race - I am curious about it, but I don't really care. Now, the thing about his recordings having been sped up - THAT, I cared about (and I agree that it's bullshit).
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Re: Robert Johnson - a third photo?

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Nov 2017, 19:43

I don't think you can prove it one way or the other.
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Re: Robert Johnson - a third photo?

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Nov 2017, 19:53

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Re: Robert Johnson - a third photo?

Postby trans-chigley express » 15 Nov 2017, 04:24

Diamond Dog wrote:
trans-chigley express wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:


Come on Charlie.... no right handed guitarist picks up a guitar (even a prop guitar) and poses left handed with it. It's completely alien to them. That's like a drummer sitting with his hi hat on the 'wrong' side for him, whilst being photographed.. it just wouldn't ever happen.

If the photographer knew the image would be reversed they may have asked Johnson to hold it left handed so it would look right in the final image.


Why would the photographer know the image would be reversed? How? Was it normal practice?


I've no idea, but we don't even know for sure the photo is reversed, it's just been assumed as far as I can tell.

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Re: Robert Johnson - a third photo?

Postby Moleskin » 15 Nov 2017, 08:08

The jacket buttons are on the wrong side.
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Re: Robert Johnson - a third photo?

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Nov 2017, 08:43

Moleskin wrote:The jacket buttons are on the wrong side.


:lol:
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Re: Robert Johnson - a third photo?

Postby Thang-y » 15 Nov 2017, 08:49

Moleskin wrote:The jacket buttons are on the wrong side.


And I don't care for the tie.

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Re: Robert Johnson - a third photo?

Postby The Modernist » 15 Nov 2017, 09:08

Thang-y wrote:
Moleskin wrote:The jacket buttons are on the wrong side.


And I don't care for the tie.


Why?

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Re: Robert Johnson - a third photo?

Postby Thang-y » 15 Nov 2017, 09:29

It was a sartorial comment.

A very poor attempt at humour.

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Re: Robert Johnson - a third photo?

Postby The Modernist » 15 Nov 2017, 09:43

You had me going off into detailed tie research! :D

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Re: Robert Johnson - a third photo?

Postby Thang-y » 15 Nov 2017, 10:11

Now that's funny. :lol:

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Re: Robert Johnson - a third photo?

Postby Moleskin » 15 Nov 2017, 12:37

Diamond Dog wrote:
Moleskin wrote:The jacket buttons are on the wrong side.


:lol:


I know. There's also the jacket pocket and hankie, and Shine's watch is on the wrong hand.
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