Getty Acquires, Restores Third Robert Johnson Image

Robert Johnson, the early-twentieth-century blues singer who, as the legend goes, made a deal with the Devil in exchange for his musical talent, is best known for two things: The first being his incredible talent as a blues musician, influencing the likes of Eric Clapton and many others, and the second being the fact that only two verified images of the singer exist anywhere—until now.

Photo by Robert Johnson Estate/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Robert Johnson, the early-twentieth-century blues singer who, as the legend goes, made a deal with the Devil in exchange for his musical talent, is best known for two things: The first being his incredible talent as a blues musician, influencing the likes of Eric Clapton and many others, and the second being the fact that only two verified images of the singer exist anywhere—until now.

The Getty Images Hulton Archive recently restored and published a third image of the infamous blues singer (above). Seen standing next to fellow musician Johnny Shines, the photo was donated to Getty Images by Johnson’s estate.

Follow the link below to see before and after images of the restoration process: Getty Images