From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Old Pump Organ

Thrift shop treasure


This lovely old pump organ is currently for sale at the Goodwill in Hopkinsville for just $600. It made me think of Miss Wilma Jean Mengers, who had a similar pump organ in her home when I was a child. She even let me play it once, which was very kind of her.

Old organ

Keyboard

2 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

When I was a little girl, we had some German friends who had a beautiful old pump organ like that in their dinging room. My older sister would play hymns on it when we would visit.

Genevieve said...

Thanks for sharing that memory!

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