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1920's Flapper Homemade Ukulele

There is no doubt about the era this homemade cigar box uke came from. Check out the hand painted "Flapper Girl"art on the front of the body of this really great piece of American History.



At a time in the late teens and early 20's, the ukulele was at its peek of popularity.
In fact, Harold Lloyd, one the most famous movie stars of the Silent era, always found a way to incorporate and use as a prop or play a uke in all of his movies. Itso fatco!