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Prison compound No. 1, Angola, Louisiana. Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter) in the foreground.

This 1934 photograph of Angola prisoners, taken by folklorist Alan Lomax, features Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter in the foreground. Imprisoned for attempted homicide, Lead Belly was released later that year.

Prison compound No. 1, Angola, Louisiana. Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter) in the foreground.

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