This zither photo was sent to us by Trish Kellen. The Apollo Zither Club was led by Henry Schaber, pictured front and center with the conductor's baton, and was just one of several zither clubs that existed in Nebraska. This zither club image is circa 1898. For more information on Henry Schaber see "Remembering Henry Schaber."
Stories and photographs of early American zither clubs and players are rare. If you've had an ancestor who was a zither player, please contact us.