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Letter sent to Charley Pride from Captain Jeff Wells

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3 images
Written by
Captain Wells, Jeff, American
Received by
Pride, Charley, American, born 1934
Subject of
United States Army, American, founded 1775
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (letter): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
H x W (images): 8 1/2 × 11 in. (21.6 × 27.9 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place depicted
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Baghdad, Iraq, Middle East, Asia
Date
May 28, 2007
Description
A fan letter sent to Charley Pride from Captain Jeff Wells while serving in United States Army. The letter is handwritten in blue ink on yellow paper. In the letter, Jeff Wells thanks Charley Pride for making music that allowed him to temporarily escape from the war in Iraq. Also included are four images of Wells while serving in Iraq. The images are printed on a white piece of paper in landscape view (2012.125.76.1.6b). The images are attached to letter with a metal staple.
Topic
African American
Correspondence
Country (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Iraq War, 2003-2011
Military
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charley Pride
Object number
2012.125.76.1.6ab
Restrictions & Rights
© Jeff Wells
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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