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G.D. Beauchamp filed a patent for the first electric guitar pickup on June 2nd, 1934.

Lead Belly in Washington D.C. Baseball T-Shirt 

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Size Width Length
XS 16.13" 25.13"
S 17.63" 27.5"
M 19.63" 28.5"
L 21.63" 29.5"
XL 22.63" 30.5"
2XL 25.63" 31.5"
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* Sizing runs slightly tight on baseball raglans. If you're close to or between sizes, consider the larger size. Refer to the size chart (in inches) below for best results. We can exchange sizing if you have trouble. 

This is a Bluescentric Brand authentic Lead Belly baseball tee, available in comfortable sizes up to 2XL. The material is lightweight 4oz 91/9 poly/ringspun cotton with 3/4 length sleeves. 

Official Lead Belly! Every sale directly benefits Lead Belly's estate. 

The design says "Lead Belly" with light distress around the lettering. This extraordinary photo of Lead Belly was taken by William Gottlieb at a press club gathering in Washington D.C. in 1938.

It's notable that Lead Belly was in Washington at all... The previous June 1937, Lead Belly had traveled to the nation's capitol city to record for Alan Lomax, only to immediately experience horrifying firsthand Jim Crow racism.

Within hours, the guitarist had penned the famous song "Bourgeois Blues" -- a damning number about the disturbing treatment of people with black skin in Washington D.C.

But Lead Belly couldn't be held down by hate -- he returned to the town at least two more times in the following years, recording again with Lomax and acquainting himself with other rising artists of the time, such as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Josh White.