Chinese ti-tzu, so-na, yueh-ch'in, la-pa
Chinese ti-tzu, so-na, yueh-ch'in, la-pa and Japanese hiji-riki. . Chromolithograph from an illustration by William Gibb from A.J. Hipkins' Musical Instruments, Historic, Rare and Unique, Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1888. Alfred James Hipkins (1826-1903) was an English musicologist who specialized in the history of the pianoforte and other instruments.
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Comic Musician from Istanbul, Turkey, playing a Setar
Comical Singer and Musician from Istanbul, Turkey, playing a Setar. A Setar, Sehtar or Setouyeh is an ancient and gnostic instrument usually played at the gathering of dervishes most often held at Khaneqahs (monasteries or houses of dervishes), which apparently makes the listener feel high! Date: circa 1902
Cartoon, Monsieur Jacobi and Alexander Henderson
Cartoon, Monsieur Jacobi, theatre director (in the background) -- I had engaged to give those people a taste of The Beggar Student, and now there is Alexander Henderson on the same job! A comment on a production of Der Bettelstudent, a three-act German operetta which premiered in Vienna in 1882. The production at the Alhambra Theatre, London, in 1884, included a grand military ballet by Jacobi. Henderson, theatre owner and director, stands in costume in the foreground, playing a mandolin.
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