A beautiful Victorian home scene: The piano lesson in the parlor (1899)

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African American man giving piano lesson to young African American woman-c1899
This photo is from 1899 or 1900, taken in a stately Victorian parlor with Arabian detailing on the windows. Officially titled “African American man giving piano lesson to young African American woman,” the portrait was featured in a book called Negro life in Georgia, U.S.A.

African American man giving piano lesson to young African American woman-c1899


Arabian window detail

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The photos & display items on top of the piano

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The teacher and student

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The music being played

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