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The Porch Victrola

The Porch Victrola

A perfect day to enjoy the mountains (and music from the porch Victrola). Location and date unknown; image discovered at a flea market near Annapolis, Maryland. View full size.

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I recognize that model of Victrola

The Victrola in this wonderful photo is a VV-X, made by the Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, NJ. This model was the cheapest upright made by Victor and was produced between 1913-1921, when it was replaced by the VV-80 model(which looked very similar to the one in the picture). I have two of these, a 1921 model in oak and a 1917 model in mahogany. Though the least expensive upright model sold it is a good performer and will play vintage 78s quite decently if well maintained. I love the mood this photo evokes!

I'll be right over

The third lounge chair has my name on it. I can't play the ukelele but I do alright singing harmony. Looks to me like somewhere in the northern Rockies. Beautiful, evocative photo. Quite a fleamarket find! Thanks for sharing it.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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