Photograph is of Dominick Labino playing the glass harmonica, probably in his studio.
Labino studied the glass harmonica, or armonica, and reproduced tuned glass bowls for historical instruments at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and at The Corning Museum of Glass. He went on to build his own harmonica and other glass musical instruments that his wife would play for visitors.
This item is part of the Dominick Labino collection.
"Lee Merkle" and "Sep 6 1973" -- stamped in black ink on verso.
Dominick Labino collection
Sent to photography October 2011 (photography no. 1000110578).
Reproduction displayed in the exhibition titled "Founders of American Studio Glass: Dominick Labino" held at the Rakow Research Library from November 17, 2011-January 6, 2013.