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    Re: Americana

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Oh ya big kidder. Americana refers strictly to the USA. )
    Jac, not wishing to be pedantic, but are you being a bit parochial. For instance, are you limiting yourself to the lower 48 or do you include Alaska and Hawaii?
    Americana is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a genre of music having its roots in the early folk music of America.
    Where America is defined as:
    1 either continent (North America or South America) of the western hemisphere
    2 or the Americas \ the lands of the western hemisphere including North, Central, and South America and the West Indies
    3 United States of America
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyowen View Post
    Jac, not wishing to be pedantic, but are you being a bit parochial. For instance, are you limiting yourself to the lower 48 or do you include Alaska and Hawaii?
    Americana is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a genre of music having its roots in the early folk music of America.
    Where America is defined as:
    1 either continent (North America or South America) of the western hemisphere
    2 or the Americas \ the lands of the western hemisphere including North, Central, and South America and the West Indies
    3 United States of America
    Regards
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    That's one tightly focused definition pivoting about music. Irrelevant here. We know Americana when we see it.

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    We can expand it to "North Americana".

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    A few more images from the hear of coal mining country in the Cumberland Mountains of East TN.
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    Can we consider people as americana especially if they contributed to American music. Anyway here are some of the legends of American bluegrass, Bill Monroe, Lester Flat, Ralph Stanley and Don Reno. Not the best scans but they'll do. I would have made these around 1973.
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    Here's 4 more images form the past. Again in the early 70's except for the junk yard which was around 2003.
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    . . Bargain Barn & Pawn. Idaho
    . . Bargain Barn & Pawn. Idaho by Reinhold S., on Flickr. . Neg# BUCO 094. Mamiya RB67, 90mm lens, YG filter, TMX film. 1989

    More samples here... https://www.flickr.com/photos/154287...57704578190405

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyowen View Post
    Jac, not wishing to be pedantic, but are you being a bit parochial. For instance, are you limiting yourself to the lower 48 or do you include Alaska and Hawaii?
    Americana is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a genre of music having its roots in the early folk music of America.
    Where America is defined as:
    1 either continent (North America or South America) of the western hemisphere
    2 or the Americas \ the lands of the western hemisphere including North, Central, and South America and the West Indies
    3 United States of America
    Regards
    Tony
    An interesting linguistic problem!
    Take Americana to be a shortened United States of Americana, and the problem goes away as it references a Geo-political area.
    This would also bring parity with terms such as Canadiana and Mexicana, if such terms even exist (and I think they should!)
    Taking Americana to be a shortened North Americana expands the subject to such a greater geographical territory that the OP's defining of a Geo-political interest would be easily lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Dudenbostel View Post
    A couple more from the 70's. The tattoo and boys are from Petros TN near the TN maximum security prison where James Earl Ray was housed. For those that don't know the name he killed Martin Luther King. The children were shot in a remote Mennonite colony in Tennessee again in the 70's. Again Leica M gear and a variety of lenses except the square image which was with my Rollei SL66 and 150 Sonnar. Film would have been TX most likely.

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    I like these photos; they reveal a culture that's unfamiliar to me. I think that these and others warrant publication in a photographic essay or book.

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    Re: Americana

    Quote Originally Posted by neil poulsen View Post
    I like these photos; they reveal a culture that's unfamiliar to me. I think that these and others warrant publication in a photographic essay or book.
    I TOTALLY agree!

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