Harland collected many stringed instruments: acoustic guitar, mandolins, a chord zither and banjos. Here are a couple of his favorites.
Lyon&Healy 5-string banjo circa 1950s/ 60s This was Harland's oldest and favorite banjo
Beautiful inlays on the Lyon&Healy fretboard
In the lower left of this photo Harland (middle with acoustic guitar) with bandmates.
This thing was like hoisting a Gibson Les Paul solid body electric
Beautiful but very heavy.
This banjo was hand built by an uncle of Harland's
Absurdly heavy "Post Office" shelving. Harland fell in love with these at the old Harris Warehouse on Malcolm & 30th in SE Mpls. He bought a half dozen of these from Harris. Why not? Huge. Heavy. Useful.
Setchell-Carlson "portable" television. Giant handle. Speaker on top. Swivel base.Beautiful design Circa 1960s. (It works too!). Made in New Brighton MN
The top of this shop bench is an old door from Alfred U.—which Harland lugged around the Twin Cities since the mid 80s. Finally released it to a mutual friend. AND: This shop makes banjos(!) — Ouren Instruments in St. Peter ,MN (see LINKS page). Nice connection.
The Crates. Where Harland's drawings, prints and mixed media pieces remained hidden and unseen for over 3 decades until Feb. 2018.
Harland worked on this independent film shot in MN in 1986.
Harland's "The Advent Loudspeaker". Affordable audiophile speakers back in 1974 with amazing, full sound. Sound terrific today too. Harland's pair live on in a South Minneapolis living room.
Poster from a program/lecture Harland co-presented at Alfred University NY.
Harland loved Ray Johnson and his wide-ranging art. (See LINKS page). Ludlow Street
in NYC below Houston.