Browse Items (59 total)

  • Tags: Tennessee music box

[Perry County Dulcimer #3]

This instrument was found in a house that the current owner's father had bought about 60 years before (ca. 1930s).

[Perry [Hickman] County Dulcimer #2]

This instrument belonged to the current owner's mother, who had inherited it through her grandfather's family (Edwards). The Edwards family had immigrated to North Carolina and eventually to Lincoln County, Tennessee.

[Perry [Lewis] County Dulcimer #1]

The current owner purchased this instrument from a collector in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

[Obion [Hardin] County Dulcimer #2]

This instrument was passed to its current owner by his father, who had called it a "harmonica." This man was born in 1878 near Cabo in McNairy County (now Chester County). The earlier generation had moved to Tennessee from Peachland, North…

[Obion County Dulcimer #1]

This instrument was also known as a "courting" dulcimer, since it has two fretboards on the same body, enabling two people to play duets.

[McNairy County Dulcimer #1]

This instrument came to its current owners from a friend who had found it in a garage of a house he had bought in McNairy County, Tennessee.

[Marshall County Dulcimer #1]

According to its current owner, this instrument was bought from John's Antiques in Meridianville, Alabama. It had been previously acquired from a flea market in Lacon, Alabama, having originally come from an estate auction in Lewisburg, Tennessee.