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The home life of the melodeon player....
« on: December 07, 2015, 11:23:22 AM »

Does this seem familiar to anyone?

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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 11:58:53 AM »

"......what do I have to do to make him stop playing?...."
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 12:17:24 PM »

Wish he'd learn summat new!!!
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2015, 12:54:10 PM »

Thanks, Guy. It is now my computer wallpaper.

Have just spotted a flowery pattern melodeon on the table next to the cooker, and also a second dog at the woman's feet.
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 01:01:27 PM »

Lovely picture,  the dog in the front looks very content .
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 01:05:28 PM »

Has some MAD person put a camera into my house? How the hell did they get that?  ;D
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 01:34:21 PM »

It could be either French, Dutch, or Danish, judging by the clogs. I'd guess French.

Great pic though.


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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2015, 01:40:54 PM »

It probably started out like this….
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2015, 01:47:52 PM »

Actually there are two boxes in the background - MAD is international!  The only thing that looks out of place is the TV...

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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2015, 01:52:05 PM »

What a man! Not content with just torturing his wife with his playing, he's also wearing his cap and muddy clogs in the house. All he really needs to complete the scene would be a pipe belching out foul smelling smoke. Ah, the good old days!
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2015, 02:27:50 PM »

..." I'm slowly removing the treble buttons but he doesn't seem to notice....."
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 03:46:35 PM »

 Looking at the tele, I would think circa 1960's. It really is a great photo and probably a KB (Kolster Brands)

PS. Just had a thought. If that's Lester's shed.... Where's the gnome?  8)
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2015, 05:53:06 PM »

Wonderful photo. Possibly inspired by Hogarth I have a bizarre idea for a whole series of photos depicting a gradual decline as a result of M.A.D with the final scene showing our hero (or heroine) down below being issued with a piano-accordion  >:E 
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 11:46:47 PM »

Might be by Dante or Bosch, he's deaf but she isn't..........

Still, the wine appears to come in decent sized bottles
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2015, 02:26:50 PM »

Looks like a poor household but to own a telly (or even be able to rent one) in the 60s must have meant quite a decent income - the Wife has obviously given up on trying to keep the place tidy .

Interesting as if you remove the telly (which looks completely out of place) , the pic could have easily been taken 50 or more years prior to when it was.
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2015, 03:01:12 PM »

Looks like a poor household but to own a telly (or even be able to rent one) in the 60s must have meant quite a decent income - the Wife has obviously given up on trying to keep the place tidy .

Interesting as if you remove the telly (which looks completely out of place) , the pic could have easily been taken 50 or more years prior to when it was.

Not poor...just a farmer who has plenty of brass but doesn't like to spend it (except on melodeons!) There are plenty like that round our way and there are farmhouse kitchens nearby that still look like that in the 21st century (although without the melodeons).
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2015, 04:07:07 PM »

Rob, where's the second background melodeon? I've looked and looked, but with no avail.
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2015, 04:15:42 PM »

Rob, where's the second background melodeon? I've looked and looked, but with no avail.
Near the left-hand side, standing upright on the table, end-on view, on the table behind the cup. Picture coordinates approx (0.5, 6.0). It has a floral pattern on the woodwork.
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2015, 04:34:39 PM »

Rob, where's the second background melodeon? I've looked and looked, but with no avail.
Near the left-hand side, standing upright on the table, end-on view, on the table behind the cup. Picture coordinates approx (0.5, 6.0). It has a floral pattern on the woodwork.

I think Edward had seen that one, Steve, but it looks as though there is another one on top of the dresser behind the man's head.
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Re: The home life of the melodeon player....
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2015, 04:47:12 PM »

I think Edward had seen that one, Steve, but it looks as though there is another one on top of the dresser behind the man's head.

Oh - I thought it was a transistor radio, with a raised carrying handle.  :|bl

(Looks again). Seems a bit small for a melodeon.
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