Ephemera: Lynn Shaw Quartet (c.1915)

Spot the real cool stuff in this shot of the "Lynn Shaw Quartet?" If you guessed a Fairbanks/Vega 5-string banjo and, hiding in the background, its original "bump case" -- you're right.

That would certainly be worth some dough these days, and considering the wear to the head, it was worth something to him, as well!


Ambrose said...

Ludwig patented the first bass drum pedal in 1909 or 10 so this is somewhat later than 1904. Probably teens.

Antebellum Instruments said...

That's what I thought, too, especially on the Vega banjo, but someone had written 1904 on the back of it in the eBay acution -- thanks for the double-check.