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Well-Versed: 1952

Well-Versed: 1952

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1952. "Churches -- St. Luke Methodist." 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

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It's an Estey!

The organ is an Estey Manufactured circa 1925.

[I believe ours - seen in an earlier comment - was also an Estey. -tterrace]

Name that organ!

Sals, I used to have a little electric organ like that, though it may not have been the same brand. Mine was called a Chordette.

Mine sounded more like an accordion than a Hammond B3, that I remember.

[I think it may be a small harmonium or pump reed organ something like this one we had around the house. -tterrace]

I agree with tterrace; that looks more like it. In those days, I used to see small pump organs; some of them came in a wooden box and my friends called them "chaplain's organs." Maybe military chaplains toted them around?

Methodist Youth Fellowship singing for shut-ins

Looks like the MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship) has brought along hymnals as they sing for shut-ins on a Sunday afternoon. Does anyone have an idea of the make of that portable organ?

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