This photo comes to us courtesy of Raymond Tidrow. Shown here with his perfecta zither is Raymond's great-grandfather, A. W. Schepp. Born in Magdeburg, Germany, A. W. Schepp began playing the zither at age 12 and immigrated to the US as a teenager. His enthusiasm for the zither came to fruition through the formation of the American Zither Verband in 1912.

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