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    Default Native American With Mando-Banjo

    This photo was shared in a Facebook group I'm involved with. Just goes to show the popularity of mandolin family instruments in the early 20th century!

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    I always liked your profile picture at the American Gothic house. In this case the mandolin was a good substitute for a pitchfork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlM View Post
    I always liked your profile picture at the American Gothic house. In this case the mandolin was a good substitute for a pitchfork.
    Thanks Carl! The American Gothic house is about a 20 minute drive from home. Our little group played a local Porchfest event from "the most famous porch in America." I think anyone who visits there takes the same picture.
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    It's hard to make out but I believe that is a Stromberg-Voisenet banjo flange. Cool picture.
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    "Then He-Who-Makes-A-Racket was exiled from his tribe, and wandered alone into the desert, where he was rescued by an itinerant jug band, and passed the rest of his days in Memphis."

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