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Title Autographed Photograph of "Cousin" Irving Sharp
Dates of Creation circa 1944
Scope & Content An autographed black and white photograph of "Cousin" Irving Sharp, dressed in a suit and tie, and seated at an organ. A microphone with the call letters WDBJ is visible in the background. The photograph is signed "Sincerely Yours 'Cousin' Irving Sharp" in the lower right corner. The photograph was taken by Roanoke photographer George C. Davis.

The center of the back of the photograph has a red ink stamp that reads "Compliments Of WRIGHT FURNITURE COMPANY, 118 E. Campbell Ave, Roanoke, VA". Object ID 2006.56.12 is a letter related to this photograph. It is a letter of appreciation from Roy T. Wright, owner of Wright Furniture Company, to all friends and customers for their interest in the WDBJ radio program, "The Saturday Jamboree", featuring announcer "Cousin" Irving Sharp. An autographed photograph of Sharp was included with the letter. The letter also asks for any suggestions, comments, or criticisms and invites the customers to visit the store.

The letter is on company letterhead and contains the slogan "You Will Be Treated Right at Wrights".
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 1948
Subjects Furniture stores
Radio photographs
Radio stations
Search Terms Saturday Jamboree
WDBJ Radio
Wright Furniture Company
People Davis, George C.
Sharp, Irving
Collection History Museum of Western Virginia
Imagefile 017\20065613-3.JPG
Number of images 2
Object Name Poster
Catalog Number 2006.56.13
Extent of Description Black and white photograph, paper, size 9" x 7 3/4"