• Sylvia Polso

    Publicity photo of Finnish American piano accordionist Sylvia Polso, originally from Ironwood, Michigan; copy acquired by Jim Leary in 1981 through her brother, Anselm Polso of Kimball, Wisconsin.

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  • Viola Turpeinen

    Finnish American piano accordionist, Viola Turpeinen, with her name inlaid on her instrument. Originally from Champion, Michigan, Turpeinen settled in New York City in the late 1920s but continued to…

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  • Sylvia Polso

    Standard Flashlight Co

    Publicity photo of Finnish American piano accordionist Sylvia Polso, originally from Ironwood, Michigan; copy acquired by Jim Leary in 1981 through her brother, Anselm Polso of Kimball, Wisconsin.

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  • Viola Turpeinen

    Finnish American piano accordionist Viola Turpeinen, originally from Champion, Michigan, with her inlaid Excelsior accordion. The photo had been printed in an Excelsior publicity publication and torn…

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  • Sylvia Polso

    Standard Flashlight Co

    Publicity shot of Finnish American musician Sylvia Polso with piano accordion. Originally from Ironwood, Michigan, Polso gave this photo to her brother, Anselm Polso, of Kimball, Wisconsin, from whom…

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  • F.W.E.A. 5th Ave. Hall Orchestra

    Finnish American musicians, all of them from the Upper Midwest but living in New York City and associated with the Finnish Workers Educational Alliance Hall on 5th Avenue in Finnish Harlem. (From left…

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  • Viola Turpeinen

    Kaatra Studio

    Publicity shot of Finnish American piano accordionist Viola Turpeinen with her Excelsior brand accordion. Originally from Champion, Michigan, Turpeinen gave this photo to her eventual band mate, Sylvi…

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  • William "Bill" Syrjala and Viola Turpeinen

    Upper Midwestern Finnish American musicians: violinist William "Bill" Syrjala, born in Cloquet, Minnesota, and piano accordionist Viola Turpeinen, Champion, Michigan. The couple relocated to New York…

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  • Viola Turpeinen and William "Bill" Syrjala

    Finnish American musicians William "Bill" Syrjala, violin, and Viola Turpeinen, piano accordion, in a photo made in New York City where the couple lived from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. At…

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  • Viola Turpeinen greeting card

    Greeting card post-marked New York, featuring Finnish American piano accordionist Viola Turpeinen, originally from Champion, Michigan.

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