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Cabinet Card of a Woman Playing Guitar, c. 1890's
Cabinet Card of a Woman Playing Guitar (Dickey & Eakin photographer), c. 1890's, Dunkirk, Ind..
Here we have a strikingly beautiful young woman, wearing a lovely black shawl and some interesting jewelry. She's playing a nice American "parlor" guitar typical of the period.
It's hard to hazard a guess as to the instrument's specific "make" since it sports features commonly employed by many different manufacturers back in the day: the "pyramid" bridge, the slight flair of the oblong slotted peg-head, finished with sharp right-angle corners, and the square ending of the finger board above the sound hole.
Height is 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.), 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) width
The photo's image is pretty clear and crisp despite there being a bit too much light, particularly on the woman's face and the front of the instrument.
There's a slight band of foxing running along the lower portion of the woman's skirt as well as some dirt around the peripheries of the card, all due to age and wear. Very Good + Condition.
Item # 1437
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