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Photo, 'The Virtuoso.' c1912.
Solly might have sat at a piano like this one

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Opportunities at the Hull House
Jane Addams's Hull House offered many programs to the Chicago community, even music lessons. Solomon Saranoff lived near Hull House. He was the son of Russian immigrants. His father worked for a rag shop for $8 a week. "Solly," as he was called, wanted to learn to play the piano, but his family had no extra money to buy one, much less pay for lessons. One day, friends of Solly and his sister, Rosie, took them to Hull House, where, guess what? There was a piano!
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