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santa cruz, california – photos r.minden

The name of this website “Lostsound” pays tribute to Thomas Jefferson Scribner. During the 1970’s and 1980’s you might have seen him playing the musical saw on the streets of Santa Cruz, California. “The lost sound” is how he described the sweet, forgotten voice of the carpenter’s hand saw which he learned as a teenager on Vaudeville in 1910. Today, if you visit the city centre mall in Santa Cruz you will find a remarkable bronze sculpture of Tom Scribner crafted by Marghe McMahon in 1978. It is an uncanny likeness of him playing the “lost sound” and stands as celebration of a committed life as a labour organizer, lumberjack, writer and folk musician.

statue – Thomas Jeffereson Scribner
glass beaded carpenter’s saw by nancy walker

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