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Monday, July 18, 2011

The Banjo Player




Sold on eBay for $877.00.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks to be an early 5th string...but it looks like the 5th string is at the bottom...is that right for the period? SL

Milady Productions said...

this is very unusual! his eyes are a bit unnerving perhaps i've seen too many post mortem photos!
i enjoy seeing what you find!

Andy Chase said...

The wetplate process results in a mirror image, so banjo players were usually photographed holding their instruments upside down and left-handed, so that the resulting image would look like they were holding it right-handed. Sometimes you'll see the right hand deliberately posed to obscure the fifth string peg and make it less obvious.