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Accordion

Description:

The colorful and decorated accordion appears on the list of objects transferred from the Dead Letter Office to the Smithsonian Institution in 1911. No additional information is available – no names, addresses, signs of postage, or outer wrappings – thus the reason the musical instrument could not be delivered remains a mystery.

Date:
before 1911
Markings:
P.O.D. / 81 [label]; P.O. DEPT. MUSEUM / Item No. 1157 / No. of Pieces 5 [label]
Medium:
metal; paper; cotton; wood
Dimensions:
8.25 x 11.5 in. (20.955 x 29.21 cm)
Museum ID:
1992.2002.1053
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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