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Stradivarius Violin Found in the Dump (1970)

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Caretaker finds violin at the dump, 1970

Caretaker finds violin at the dump, 1970

The dump isn’t usually a place to find treasures, but back in August, 1970, C. E. Julian found a Stradivarius amongst the garbage. The picture is taken from the Eatonville Dispatch.

Caption Reads: Eatonville Dump Caretaker, C.E. Julian, demonstrates a violin he found Sunday afternoon. Close inspection showed a label reading “Antonius Stradivarius Cremonesis Faciebat Anno 1760″. It appears the violin was constructed in 1760 by members of the Stradivarius family in Italy. Shirley Taylor of Eatonville (left) inspect the treasure.

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