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[Jefferson County (AL) Dulcimer #1]

This instrument was purchased at an antique store near Huntsville, Alabama. No other history is known.

[Alabama Dulcimer #1]

The current owner purchased this instrument from the widow of one Joe Gamble in Huntsville, Alabama. It had been purchased in turn at the same time as fiddles that were from Texas.

[Wayne County Dulcimer #2]

The current owners bought this instrument around 1978 from Bill Spencer in Wayne County. Its previous history is unknown. This dulcimer appears to be a primitive (homemade) instrument.

[Wayne [Hardin] County Dulcimer #1]

The current owner purchased this instrument from one Ocie Burns in Waynesboro in 1988. Her grandmother, Sara Josephine Ford Pulley, had had it, and it was probably made by her father, John Ford, who was living in Hardin County at the time. It was…

[Sullivan County Dulcimer #1]

This music box dates from the late 19th century, and was purchased by David Schnaufer around 1990 for $325 from an antique dealer in Black Mountain, NC.

[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.