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    Please post any original (not published or distributed) antique photo (from your own collection) of a mandolin. The following is an original photo of an unidentified lady from the late teens.



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    Here's a photo of me as a young man...
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    Here's another one from the same photographer...
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    Here's a ream of vintage mandobabes. #Be warned, some are a touch risque.




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    Beautiful photos. #Kinda lets us peek back through the curtains of time, when players weren't so preoccupied with what kind of hardware they were playing. #Actually, a few of them looked like they were trying to remember where they'd left their clothes! #

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    Unidentified...same photograper as above...
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    Are we looking at mandolins?......

    cool picks!

    Oh to be a fairy mandolin elf!..

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    Hmmmmm...me sporting wings and a mando...??
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    Same photo gallery, unidentified...
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    A rather studious, turn-of-the-last-century fellow.

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    Mandolin orchestra...lots of Gibsons!!

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    great shot of the orchestra...

    the Harp guitar on the right has a CRAZY tailpiece? what would oyu call that a T-Bone.

    It sure is a nice collection of 3 points, I would love to hear what they sounded like.

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    I have had a page up for sometime with some of the photos from my collection. I have been meaning to add much more when time permits.

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    Here is a Bulgarian soldier with a mandolin from the beginning of the XX. century. This picture was sold through ebay few months ago.
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    Could someone give me instructions on how to post a photo using a scanner? Much appreciated.
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    some of those girls were pretty hot. I'm gonna have to log off for a while...::\

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    For a second there I thought it was Frank Zappa!
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    When I put up the Mandobabe page, those were about all I had. I now have more than 80! I also have a few of mandoguys, mandocouples, and mandolin ensembles. Someday I'll update my website.....

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    David, it sure looks as though those three gals all have the same mandolin, and only the first one comes close to knowing how to hold it ... in other words, the mandolin was being used as a studio prop by the photographer ... is that your interpretation of those pics as well?
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    No, actually they are all different mandolins. The ladies were part of a pre-1920 mando group. You will notice that one mandolin above is a tree-point. Another is an F-2, and another is an F-4.
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    Correction...two of the mandolins above are three-pointers, but I believe they are not the same mandolin.

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    With a discussion on another thread about 3-points, I figured I'd revive this thread with a few detail photos from my collection.

    This is from a photo that seems to appear on a number of sites of 4 women, three of whom are playing mandolins. Only one plays a 3 point tho.

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    Here is another one of a woman who also favors a 3-point Gibson.

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    And here is a detail from a photo I posted above of a mostly Gibson orchestra. There are 8 3points in all and you can see 6 of them in this cropped photo.

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    I notice they wouldn't let the banjo players into the photo.

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