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Zither by Franz Schwarzer, Washington, Missouri, ca. 1891-1920

Alpine Zither (Arion Harp Model) by Frank Schwarzer, Washington, Missouri, 1888 at the National Music Museum

Alpine zither (Arion harp zither) by Franz Schwarzer workshop, Washington, Missouri, ca. 1920

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