From the Collection

Get Out Your Guitar Day

A sepia-toned photograph of a group of young men and women in white clothing and some with lei necklaces, sitting in four rows, most holding acoustic guitars, against a painted backdrop.

This photograph (2005.28.52) captures a 1920s guitar class in Aurora’s Mechanics’ Hall.

If you take a closer look you will notice that almost every student is wearing a lei, and the majority of students holding a guitar (as opposed to a violin or ukulele) are resting it on their laps. These students were probably being trained in the Hawaiian slide-style of guitar playing, which was very popular during the late 1920s and early 1930s.

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