Sorry Dick, you know how we nurds are! I thought this was gonna be one of those "Holy Grail" photos of Huddie with an actual Dobro.
After wondering about the identity of the guy who played Dolceola (often mis-identified as a Zither) on Leadbelly's Los Angeles sessions, for about twenty five years, I almost passed out when an actual photograph of Paul Mason Howard (with Huddie) showed up.
Ah, what can I say? Some folks hunt for rare stamps, some for Corvettes, some for proof of Biblical truths.....I search for folk-music minutiae.