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interesting 1890’s sears ads
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What a bargain! 

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Well, considering that a dollar was likely a good daily wage when those ads were written, modern beginner violins are in the same ball park.  

I need to get the Roy Ehrhardt series on Violin identification.  

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Wonder how many people could afford a $10 violin in those days. 🙂

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1901 census on wages for reference.

Mark

 

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Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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@Mark 

thanks for posting, my wife and I enjoyed looking that over.  

@Irv 

i am very interested in finding literature on violin and bow makers, identification and variables.

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@Mark , it looks like my back of the hand estimate of $260 per year (5 work days/week x 52 weeks/yr) was a little low.

@steveduf .  I have not seen it yet, but I have ordered the three volumes of Violin Identification by Roy Ehrhardt.  All three volumes are available on one cd at our lottery broker for about $20.  

I have also not seen but I am interested in Deutsch Bogenmacher by Grunke and Schmidt in two volumes.  Text is in both German and English.  I am trying to get from a library, but it is also available on google books.  No idea how much that costs.

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April 5, 2019 - 11:38 am
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Mark said :

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Unskilled Female Vs NYC Male Teachers. Terrible 🙁
What about unskilled male and NYC Female teachers?
That's a very interesting chart. Thanks for posting it. Nice to see that we made some progress. LOL

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