Harp design: gilded ornament to modern

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Harps aren’t furniture, they’re there to be played. But like pipe organs and harpsichords, there is a tradition of harps being decorative as well as incredible instruments. Marie Antoinette made the harp popular as a pastime for ladies, and this is what they were like back then: Those harps are only about 155cm/5′ tall and [...]

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Vintage harps

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This is the Harp Lounge, after all. Here’s an ad for Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, date early-mid 1940s, I think, going by the pageboy hairstyle. A time when beer ads featured classy lassies wearing more than a bikini! (Artist placed the lady sitting way too far down the harp, incidentally. And sitting on the wrong [...]

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