In Focus: An 1889 violin by Charles Francis Albert


Bruce Braun Babbitt examines the late-19th-century violin by the American maker

Even though this article features the work of Charles Francis Albert, it is worth saying a few words about his father. John Albert, like many who came before and after, was a Saxon transplant to America and a product of 19th-century. He brought his family to Philadelphia looking for freedom and prosperity. Because of his scientific/industrial approach to problem solving, he found great success culminating in the American Star Violin Factory…

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