Joshua Barnes "Peg Leg" Howell

"Peg Leg" Howell, pictured in the early 1960s, started out as a street musician in the Decatur Street district in Atlanta. In the 1920s he recorded many songs for Columbia Records, and thus was one of the earliest musicians to record the Atlanta blues style.

From The Story of the Blues, by P. Oliver

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries