The Carter Family in Virginia
Original Author: RCA Victor Records
Created: ca. 1929
Medium: Printed photograph

The Carter Family in Virginia

The Carter Family musical trio—left to right, Maybelle Carter with the guitar, Sara Carter with the autoharp, and A.P. Carter—pose for a photograph with the Southwest Virginia mountains behind them. This image was used in a publicity sheet created about 1929 for RCA record dealers. The Carter Family gained fame through their original recordings with the Victor Talking Machine Company (later RCA Victor Records). This same photograph was published on the cover of a fifty-eight page brochure titled The Carter Family on Border Radio (1970) that accompanied a compilation of recordings of the group that had been broadcast over powerful Mexican border stations beginning in the late 1930s.

Citation: The Carter Family on Border Radio. ML421 .C3 C3 1970z. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.