On the archive.org website I have found two books showing the musical instruments collection of a museum in Cöln (Cologne).
The second volume of the catalog describes the plucked instruments. For this article I have selected the mandolin family and extracted the pictures. The quality of those pictures is not the best, but they are very interesting anyway.
- 1. Band: Besaitete Tasteninstrumente. Orgeln und orgelartige Instrumente. Friktionsinstrumente. (Part 1 stringed keyboard instruments, organs and friction instruments)
- 2. Band: Zupf- und Streichinstrumente. (plucked strings instruments and bowed instruments)
Pictures of mandolins, pandurinas, mandolones and colachons
Klick on any image to open the gallery – from there you can download the pictures in a higher resolution.
A gallery of guitars from this book is available in my other blog gitarrenbank.de: