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FIDDLERS

To do a thing you must learn how; and that to play on the fiddle it is not merely necessary to take a bow and fiddle with it.
- "Contributor's Club," Atlantic Monthly, January 1877

We consider that the man who can fiddle all through one of those Virginia reels without losing his grip, may be depended upon in any kind of emergency.
- Letter to Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, January 1863

fiddler
Photo of unidentified fiddler from
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

 

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