Rockin’ Out – Old School
Mischief and Music. New York: Currier & Ives, 1861-1872.
This print of three children making music is set in a middle class parlor, with patterned rug and wallpapers. The oversize sheet music, and the fact that the bass is obviously too large for the child playing it, may be indicative that the trio is getting into mischief by handling instruments intended for their elders.