Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Drive: Trainer

My best friend's maternal grandfather Roy O'Connor Trainer (1873-1948) is the passenger in this undated photo, almost certainly taken in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He and the unidentified driver appear to be trapped in their vehicle by the two parlor organs strapped to its sides. 

[Courtesy of Bonnie Poppe]

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1 comment:

  1. My grandfather trainer was a piano and organ technician/tuner. He probably bought those organs for a dollar, fixed them up, and sold them on. That's what he did when the piano tuning business dried up as a result of the advent of radio, and the depression, happening about the same time. Instead of singing around the piano, American families sat around the radio. Now we know how it has moved on to yet another box.