Friday, April 24, 2009

when strangers cross your path more than once...

2 gypsies CDV circa 19003 gypsies CDV circa 1900

it's happened before, but i'm still mystified every time...

here are two CDVs, one shot in chicago, one shot in buffalo ny. i found one about 2 years ago, and the other arrived in the mail a few days ago.

clearly the two musicians in the top image are the same two in the center and right of the bottom image. the horn and the tambourine look the same, but the horn player looks quite a bit older in the bottom image.

certainly a touring group of musicians sold or gave away enough photos that they would eventually end up in various cities and in the hands of different antique dealers, but the fact that they have come together again in this room, to my mind, is a bit of a miracle.

unfortunately, neither card has any writing on the back, hence no idea who the musicians are other than both were sold to me as being "gypsy" musicians... and that is all i know.

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Blogger ArtSparker said...

I wonder if the accordion player is their son?

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