Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 259

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(ENTERTAINMENT--MUSIC.) Photograph of a Missouri mandolin orchestra. Photograph, 6 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, with photographer credit in negative; minimal wear. Hannibal, MO: Frazer Photos, circa 1920s

Additional Details

Ten women and one man pose with their instruments, most of them holding mandolins and two of them with guitars. Mandolin orchestras were popular in the early 20th century. The Frazer studio was active from 1919 to 1937, and was known for encouraging their subjects to smile.