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accordion
accordion

accordion

Catalog Number
1997.48.1
Date of Origin
ca. 1947
Description
Accordion, burgundy with 12 white buttons along the bottom front.  31 white treble keys on a black, plastic keyboard with a chrome grill.
History
The donor, Pedro Beltran, played this accordion in a band called Ortega. They performed throughout the Holland, MI area, Grand Rapids and Chicago from 1947 to 1962. Pedro's father bought the accordion in a music store in Holland, MI. Pedro lived in Holland, working for Heinz, before retiring ca. 1996 and moving to Texas.

The black and white photo shows Pedro playing an accordion. Photo courtesy of Pedro's niece Diana Beltran Clark.
Gift of
Beltran, Pedro