Minstrel Banjo

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"On the subject of reed instruments played during the Civil War, there's a wonderful…"

Bob Sayers replied Jul 18, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
Reply by Scott Danneker

"I just made an interesting discovery.  I have a small collection of sheet music cove…"

Bob Sayers replied Jul 15, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
Reply by Scott Danneker

"Thanks, Tom.  Concertinas were more common in the U. S. than I thought, particularly…"

Bob Sayers replied Jul 13, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
Reply by Scott Danneker

"Chris, if you think that banjo is chunky-looking, how about this one: "

Bob Sayers replied Jul 13, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
Reply by Scott Danneker

"What is the source for Tom Berghan's illustration?  American minstrels did play flut…"

Bob Sayers replied Jul 13, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
Reply by Scott Danneker

"Here's another example, from an outfitter in Seattle: https://scout-seattle.com/ind…"

Bob Sayers replied Aug 17, 2016 to Show us a clothing item and ask/tell where you got it!

11 Sep 1, 2016
Reply by Paul Certo

"Google "French workers jacket" for a version of a French sack coat.  Looks very 19th…"

Bob Sayers replied Aug 17, 2016 to Show us a clothing item and ask/tell where you got it!

11 Sep 1, 2016
Reply by Paul Certo

"Here's a carte de visite photo from my collection of a man in Ionia, Michigan playin…"

Bob Sayers replied Jun 12, 2016 to Brass pot banjo

4 Jun 12, 2016
Reply by Jim Jacquet

"Here's a link to the "shorts."  Two of them feature Jim, but they're all wonderful:…"

Bob Sayers replied Nov 18, 2015 to Craft in America...

4 Nov 18, 2015
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"Tony, I forgot that I showed you the ad in the past.  Of course, it's beyond improba…"

Bob Sayers replied Jul 8, 2015 to The hard truths about Picayune Butler

78 Jul 8, 2015
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