Guitar Maker's Shop | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Guitar Maker's Shop


Interior of a guitar maker's workshop, with a workbench, tools, guitars, and other stringed instruments. In the foreground, there is a ghostly image of a seated man, likely that of the luthier, Leo Uhlmeyer. This effect was created by the photographer's use of a long exposure, and having Uhlmeyer leave the scene before the exposure was completed.


Image ID: 27234

Creation Date: 1900 ca.

Creator Name: Bergmann, Henry F.

City: Watertown

County: Jefferson

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Bergmann, Henry F. : Photographs, circa 1890-1905

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: (B61)328

Original Dimensions: 7 x 5 inches


Clothing and dress


Indoor photography



Musical instruments


Signs and symbols


Wood products

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