The lady in the picture

Greek think-tank writer Nikos Dimou posted a blog post recently with pictures from the old Athens. This picture in particular really sat with me. See the lady in the oval washed-out picture? My mother used to have the exact same picture in the wall of our mountain home. It’s been there since the early ’70s, as long as I can remember myself. Memories…

BTW, how do you call in english the music ‘jukebox’ the old man is operating in the picture by moving its handle? In Greek we call it “laterna” — but my guess is that there is no english word for it.

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Thomas Bonk wrote on March 2nd, 2007 at 5:06 AM PST:

What you call “laterna” in Greek means “Drehorgel” or “Spielorgel” in German. The english word for this seems to be barrel organ, hand organ or mechanical street organ.


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