[Portrait of Hostetler family of blind musicians]. Mount Pleasant, Penna.: From A. N. Staufer, [ca. 1866]. Black & white photograph. 4 x 2.5 in. Picture shows one woman and three men, seated next to each other, and holding instruments. The woman holds an accordion in her lap and she looks slightly down. To her left is a man, his eyes closed, who holds a viola perpendicular to his lap with one hand and a bow in his other. To his left is a man resting a cello between his legs. He holds a bow across the base of the cello with his right hand. To his left is the last man, his eyes closed, who holds a violin by his left shoulder and a raised bow in in his right hand. The woman, as well as the man who holds a cello, wear glasses. The woman wears a dark-colored corseted dress with long sleeves and a long skirt. The men, who look toward the viewer, are bearded and wear dark-colored suits. [End of description]]

The Hostetler Family of Blind Musicians

Artist-in-residence Teresa Jaynes researching in the Print Department, January 2015.

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Manuscript letters signed “Jenny,” and pasteboard writing guide, late 19th century.

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