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Being able to play an organ was the mark of the proper, well-educated lady of the late 19th century. The organ player brought the family together by leading them to sing popular hymns. The parlor organ made the woman's power within the home greater, and helped strengthen the family and their sense of religion.

 

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Estey Organ

maker   Estey Organ Company
date   c. 1887
location   Brattleboro, Vermont
width   54.0"
height   64.0"
diameter   22.5"
process/materials   wood
item type   Communication/Musical Tools and Equipment
accession #   #1988.23.01


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