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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Slide Guitar School

Slide Guitar School

Found in second-hand store in Victoria BC Canada. View full size.

Dominion Photo Company

According to this site the Dominion Photo Company operated between 1914 and the 1960s in Vancouver BC.

Steeling the Show!

The sound of dozens of steel guitars must have been something to hear. The players in the second row, right end, behind the gentlemen in black suits, have high-grade all metal Resophonic guitars, probably made by National Musical Instruments, the preferred brand for Hawaiian players until electric steels took over.

 
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