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Feb 23, 2021 - 11:09:10 AM
258 posts since 8/11/2007

Here are three photos of Lew Snowden's six-string Buckbee (?) over the years. The clearest image of the banjo is the portrait of an unidentified man (probably a family friend) holding it in a Mount Vernon, Ohio, studio portrait dated circa 1870. 

I'm wodering if anyone here has actually seen this banjo, or at least knows of its current whereabouts. There is a 1993 photo showing a detail of the custom engraving, which reads "L.W. Snowden."




 

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