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Hagman Rock Island Line ... (26) RE: Rock Island Line ... 17 Apr 19

Hootenanny wrote: "It's a pity though that the folks at the L of C in Washington couldn't supply a correct photograph of John Lomax. I'm sure that wasn't him."

Will Fly responded: "It's the same photo as in Wikipedia and other sources. It's obviously a young photo, and others are of a much older man, so I suppose you could doubt the provenance of the younger photo. I've never seen any other photo of the young John Lomax, though I have to say that photos of his son around the same age have a serious resemblance."

All the references and metadata I could find point to the photo that was used to be that of John Lomax Jnr., son of John and brother of Alan.

I wouldn't think it was an LOC mistake, more a BBC lack of fact-checking. And most likely out of control and/or knowledge of Bragg as well.

Liked the program a lot, btw, fwiw - most informative.

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