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The Young Violinist - Boy with a Violin Cabinet Card

We had a great time at a retro-technology swap meet yesterday. Came home with a nice miniature bakelite camera that we did not have and two great cabinet cards.

 

This card by W. A. Williams of Sandwich, Hinckley, and Newark, Illinois shows a boy holding a violin and bow. His violin case with a second bow is open on a chair and there is sheet music on a stand. A handwritten notation on the back reads "Reginald W. Reese 10 yrs old Oct 3 1895".

 

Young Reginald is very much the young "artiste" with a floppy bow tie, knee pants and a watch chain coming out of his jacket pocket.

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Uploaded on March 11, 2012