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Mar212013

ITALIAN STREET MUSICIANS - 1872

by James D. Mccabe, Jr - It would be interesting to know the number of street musicians to be found in New York.  Judging from outward appearances, it must be their most profitable field, for one cannot walk two blocks in any part of the city without hearing one or more musical instruments in full blast. A few are good and in perfect tone, but the majority emit only the most horrible discords. Prominent among the street musicians are the organ grinders, who in former days monopolized the business. They are mostly Italians, though one sees (more)

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