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[Hickman County Dulcimer #1]
The owner of this instrument--whose mother (b. 1885) called it a "harmonica"--reported that it was in kept in the house of her grandmother, Mattie Lowe Petty. She in turn had come from Ohio in a covered wagon to Maury County, then to Hickman County.
[Lawrence County Dulcimer #5]
This instrument belonged to the current owner's grandmother, Emma Petty Richardson (1880s?-1948), who was originally from Giles County. She called it a "music box," played it some for her grandchildren, sitting and holding it across her knees.
[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #10]
This instrument was bought for $1.00 by the current owner from his aunt, who in turn had received from her husband, Charlie Gamble, who had bought it from a traveler who built such dulcimers in 1890. The purchase took place in Holly Creek in…
[Lawrence County Dulcimer #11]
This instrument was owned by its current owner's mother, Sarah Elizabeth (Brewer).
[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #13]
This instrument was strung by Henry Beckman with piano wire. It was found in a house that was built in 1895 on Chesum Creek, in western Lawrence County. A log house was at this location before the 1895 house was built, a homestead of the current…
[Madison County Dulcimer #2]
This instrument was acquired for the Old Country Store in Jackson, Tennessee, by one Brooks Shaw. Its earlier provenance is unknown.
[Madison County Dulcimer #3]
This instrument is held by the Old Country Store in Jackson, Tennessee. Its earlier provenance is unknown.
[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.
"Jet Engine" Side Sound Hole [Dulcimer]
David Schnaufer acquired this instrument in May of 2005 through an online auction on eBay. It appears to be a mid- to late 19th century instrument.