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Melodion played by 'Blind Johnnie', street musician

Period:
19th Century
Description:
This melodion was one of the instruments played by John Alexander, 'Blind Johnnie' of Stranraer.  Despite being blind from birth, he managed to scrape a living by entertaining passers-by on the streets of Stranraer.
Place of Production:
Stranraer
Materials/Media:
wood, paper, bone
Dimensions:
H:170mm; W:170mm (unextended)
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.735
Digital Number:
SRMU003a-c
Creation Date:
1835-1905
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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