Old Cartoon About Piano Playing

18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Friday, November 14, 1913:  My music teacher didn’t think, or I mean she did think, that I hadn’t practiced my lesson any too much. It didn’t surprise me any for I didn’t put much work on it.

1914 piano cartoon
Source: Watsontown Record and Star (May 1, 1914)

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

I wonder if this old cartoon would have resonated with Grandma . . . or  with her parents. 

23 thoughts on “Old Cartoon About Piano Playing

  1. I am fairly sure your grandmother would have agreed with that cartoon. Have you mentioned how much a piano lesson cost 100 years ago? I was wondering if Helena spent some of her money on lessons.

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