The Stripling Brothers and the Freeman Brothers

Charlie Stripling, second from right, poses with his brother Ira Stripling, far right, and the Freeman brothers, also of Pickens County, ca. 1927. Charlie and Ira played together as the Stripling Brothers during the 1920s and 1930s, but their collaboration was cut short due to economic problems caused by the Great Depression.

Courtesy of Joyce Cauthen