Monday, April 22, 2013

Sawing the Bass Fiddle: Stereoviews A-Z

Ha-ha . . . Poor guy.  

Some days really are like this! 

"I vill practice me dose Intermezzo for der concert tonight."

"Dot music is lofely it gifs me a thairst like eferyting."

"Now I vill play dot last part ofer again."

 Dot don't sount like it dit der fairst time."

"I bade you dot I get dot right, so soon as quick."

"Ach du Lieber, dot is von awful moosic.
Vair got me dot saw?" 

Copyright 2013 © Sharon Himsl
[Gravseth family archive; 1906, Stereoviews, Herman Knutzen]


  1. LOL! I think I'm related to one of the kids in the window!

    1. Oh dear...must have been a handful, eh?

  2. LOL. These are so cool and such treasures. I have nee
    ver seen them before. They make me laugh. Such great old but new things for a technology world. :)

  3. It struck a chord of recognition in me. I've done things absent-mindedly, and later discovered my mistake, and had to pay the price. One of the most frequent is eating a handful of peanuts, instead of one ounce, the handful being three times more than my diet allows! Oops.

  4. I seem to recall practice sessions going just like that...

  5. Ha ha! I love this one! I had to read a couple of the captions aloud (to hear the accent) in order to understand what they said.

  6. This was great--one of the best ones yet. Reminds me of when I used to have to practice my violin and my father would tell me to go saw my fiddle. Never thought of it in the literal sense.

    A Faraway View
    An A to Z Co-host blog

    1. Thanks all. This was one of my favorite sets too!

  7. What a unique concept for the A-Z. I'm amazed you have been able to find so many stereoviews. How wonderful to share something that was once cutting edge on the latest cutting edge medium.

    1. New visitors Cathrina and Kat...Welcome!

  8. Oh Dear...
    Music Practice - I should get to mine. I have lessons tomorrow and I have not been very diligent to practice.

    Wonderful images

    Blessings, Margot


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