Photo found at the blog of the good Robert Messenger at OzTypewriter:
I can find no identifying information on the photo. It looks, to me, to have been taken in the 1950s, judging by Pete’s hair and no beard.
It’s an electric typewriter, I think, seeing a cord coming out of the back. Probably a Royal (I’m not great at identifying typewriters, you know). Was this taken at Pete’s home in Beacon? Perhaps.
Can you help in identifying the time and place of this photo?
- Pete Seeger articles and mentions here at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub
- “Postcards from Old Pete,” at Melville House Books
- “Pete Seeger and the Lion King,” at OzTypewriter – heckuva story about the original author of “Mbube,” which became “Wimoweh, which became “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” and attempts to recover some of the royalties due the family of the composer, Solomon Linda
- Yes! magazine photo essay of Pete at home, from 2007 (some very nice, very interesting photos; no typewriters that I’ve found)