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Somebody play that thang!

Found this old photo and not much is known about who he is other than the fact that he has made himself some twangy goodness!
He is probably a Vaudeville performer from the 1920's or 30's.

One thing is for sure...he's in "our club," he's got the badge and is a patch wearing member of the ~Homemade Cigar Box Romeos~