Hello, friends. I probably won't post much, but I enjoy reading your posts, listening, and watching your videos. And playing my Bell Boucher--thanks Terry for a great banjo!
But I signed up because I wanted to share something I saw on a visit last week to the Frist Center here in Nashville, our local art center, which is hosting an exhibit of 19th century American art.
There's a depiction of an 1859 painting in the exhibit, a scene from Washington, with a very familiar looking banjo in the center. It's not the best, and you may need to enlarge it, but look closely! You might also google Eastman Johnson (1824–1906). Negro Life at the South
I think this is very cool. Enjoy.