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Comment by Matthew Menice on June 11, 2018 at 10:06am

This is from a Dan Emmett print. Every person on each corner of the print is holding an instrument. What in creation is this man playing?!?

Comment by Joel Hooks on June 11, 2018 at 10:27am

Looks like a boot jack.  I wonder if it is related to the skit "The Black Boot Blacks" that was a common routine.

Comment by Chris Prieto on June 11, 2018 at 7:05pm

Haha I've seen this and wondered myself what it was. Even tho I know what a boot jack is it never clicked.

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