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Elmer Williams

July 24, 1989 OHC327 61 min.


Photographer. Born July 15, 1927. Commercial photographer, worked with the country music industry during the 1950s and early 1960s. Also worked as an ambulance driver for a Nashville funeral home.

Interview Summary

1989 July 24
(1 hour, 1 minute)
Photographer Elmer Williams talks about numerous photos of country artists that he took during the late 1950s. Discussion includes memories from his career as a professional photographer; comments on his experiences photographing various country artists, including Ferlin Husky and the Wilburn Brothers; and his decision to leave professional photography to pursue a career as a police officer and ambulance driver.

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