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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Interesting Photo of U.S. Army Soldier with Banjo - 1880s?


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Clifton Hicks - Posted - 03/27/2021:  14:48:09


Link to entry on U. of Michigan website: quod.lib.umich.edu/b/bhl/x-hs13231/hs13231



 



 

banjered - Posted - 03/27/2021:  16:21:56


Looks like he may soon need a designated banjo player.....banjered

Joel Hooks - Posted - 03/27/2021:  16:52:13


My sources tell me that he is wearing an "1883 Enlisted Fatigue Blouse" and a "Model 1872 Kepi". The conclusion, based on the random combination of hat, blouse, and belt/accessories is that it is likely a costume, perhaps for a theatrical production of some kind.

Parker135 - Posted - 03/27/2021:  18:17:33


Pretty sure the head on that banjo came from an 1895 goat.

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 03/28/2021:  07:31:53


I'd say he's playing with a banjo, rather than doing anything remotely musical with it. He's certainly holding it wrong.



Maybe he's just consulting with the pharmacist because his banjo is sick: "Should I give it Dr. Sage's Catahrr Remedy, or do you think straight laudanum is best?"

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 03/28/2021:  07:33:54


I'd say he's playing with a banjo, rather than doing anything remotely musical with it. He's certainly holding it wrong.

Maybe he's just consulting with the pharmacist because his banjo is sick: "Should I give it Dr. Sage's Catahrr Remedy, or do you think straight laudanum is best?"

mike gregory - Posted - 03/28/2021:  07:54:05


Could be tuning it.

mikehalloran - Posted - 03/28/2021:  08:29:51


quote:

Originally posted by mike gregory

Could be tuning it.






My thought, too.



 

bigleaf - Posted - 03/30/2021:  17:08:09


A nice banjo & all those bottles to explore... seems like a nice room to play!

heavy5 - Posted - 05/06/2021:  14:07:21


Has a lot more potential to sell drugs than the crap commercials on TV !

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