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Robert Lehrmann Sales Agent  3125 S. Jefferson Ave. St. Louis, Mo. Label from a '20s Gibson L-1 About Robert Ervin Lehrmann was born in ...

Robert Lehrmann - Gibson Sales Agent


Robert Lehrmann Sales Agent 
3125 S. Jefferson Ave. St. Louis, Mo.
Label from a '20s Gibson L-1
About
Robert Ervin Lehrmann was born in 1879 in Germany to Amelia and (father's name unknown) Lerhmann. They immigrated in 1890 to the United States. In the 1900 census, Robert's occupation was listed as an "actor" and in 1910, he was listed as a manager of a stationery business [1][2]. He married a Missouri woman named Hilda sometime in the teens and by the 1920 census was teaching music out of his house [3]. The 1920 census lists his birthplace as Ohio which I believe to be in error. The census records for 1930 are unavailable but in 1940 he was a banjo player in an orchestra [4]. He had no children and died in 1948. According to the University of Illinois archives from the Hunleth Music Company collection, Lehrmann was the director of the Gibson School of Music (1889-1937) [5]. 

Robert acted as a salesman for Gibson during the 1920's and many of the Gibson instruments from that era around St Louis feature his label. The label is typically placed atop the factory labels and often partially obscures them. The building on the label was demolished at some point and is currently an empty lot

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