"Blind Tom" historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
"Blind Tom" historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Muscogee County
Blind musicians--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Muscogee County, 32.5099614, -84.8770409
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Grey Rock and Warm Springs Rds. near Harris County line
Text of marker: ""BLIND TOM". 200 feet east is the grave of Thomas Wiggins, (1843-1908). As "Blind Tom," he thrilled audiences here and in Europe with his remarkable musical performances. Born a slave, his native genius let him reproduce perfectly on the piano any sound he heard, including classical compositions and the songs of birds. His owners, the Bethune family, discovered his rich gift when they heard exquisite music in their home near Columbus and found the little blind boy at the piano. He reached the zenith of his fame on European tours during which he played before royalty. 106-12 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_blind-tom
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_blind-tom
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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