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1860 French Accordion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "In the 1830s, Paris became a major center of accordion production, which flourished until the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. To compete with makers in Austria and Germany, Paris manufacturers successfully marketed their instruments by applying rich and costly decoration."

Dital harp. England, U.K. In this harp lute design, the instrument is held somewhat like a guitar and the stops are worked by the player’s thumb, as distinguished from stops worked by the feet in a full-size concert harp. (Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)