1/14/2013

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!

2 comments:

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.