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1939 Golden Gate International Exposition Calendar/Thermometer with Country Music Stars Picture

Very rare 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition souvenir combining a calendar for 1939, a thermometer and a picture of famous country music stars of the day. The piece features the skyline of the San Francisco World's Fair- 1939, the South Gardens, and The Tower of the Sun. There are also pictures of Emigrant Peak in Yellowstone Park and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The most interesting section of the piece is the picture, which appears to have been applied to the calendar, in the lower center that reads " Seasons Greetings from the Cumberland Ridge Runners. Reading left to right:: Randy Blake, Harty Taylor, "Uncle Ervin" Viktor, Violet Black, Doc Hopkins, Shelby Jean Davis, Mert Minnick, Ruth Flannery, Karl Davis, Buster Closson." Karl and Harty originally sang as the Renfro Valley Boys. After gaining experience and earning a spot on WLS radio station they renamed the group the Cumberland Ridge Runners and took on additional musicians. The group, formed in 1930, had its roots in Kentucky, Karl and Harty's home. Over the years many musicians played with the group. Many of them went on to successful solo careers. The piece measures 12" w. x 13" high. With frame it measures approximately 14" x 15" It can be shipped without the frame. There is some rubbing and light creases but it remains a very unusual and desirable piece. (Stock number 003wf39SF-0714A) $225.00

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