1917 Photo of Dulcimer Player
This picture is confirmed to be from 1917. Note the construction and workmanship of the instrument she is holding. Here we have photographic evidence of the sophistication of instruments from the early 20th century. They were not the crude instruments they evolved from.
Is there anyone able to Identify either the player or the dulcimer in this photo? That would truly be a collector piece if it still exists today.