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One does not often find a group of early musicians sitting in front of a calendar, especially one in which it is so easy to see the date, and this is May 1913. But then, one does not often see a baby possum in a photo either. Could be a ferret, I guess. Mammal, or marsupial? on the right...and it looks like a phonograph horn in the center. A real musical group!
The opossum in the United States is usually the Virginia opossum, but since their habitat is more than a third of the lower 48 states, I can't locate this photo. Unless someone out there recognizes the players. I can hope.
It was common for photographers who operated a studio to use musical instruments as props. No props here. These are the real deal and I would have loved to hear them go down.
Good deal of cultural information for one little real photo postcard.
Real Photo Postcard 1913 (Azo Back) Collection Jim Linderman
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