Huddie (Leadbelly) Ledbetter and Martha Ledbetter

Huddie Ledbetter (a.k.a. “Leadbelly”) and his wife, Martha Promise Ledbetter, shortly after they were married; February 1935.

African-American man in suit who has a gap in his teeth with his arm around a smiling woman wearing a fur-trimmed coat

Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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