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Item Number: 102793
Title: John Brown Melodeon
Description: Abolitionist John Brown gave this melodeon to his daughter, Ruth Brown Thompson, as a wedding present. It was played at John Brown's funeral on Dec. 8, 1859. He originally purchased the melodeon from a musician in New York. Patent dates stamped on the instrument range from 1846 to 1857. It was manufactured by Carhart & Needham Organs and Melodeons of New York.
Dates: 1846-1857
Number of Images: 1
Call Number: 1980.218.148, MTEU/Organ, Reed
Location of Original: KSHS/Kansas Museum of History
Original Size:
Additional Information: http://www.kshs.org/cool/coolmel.htm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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