Shades of Erich Zann?
To Chrispy's knowledge, Lovecraft only learned violin from Mrs. Nauck. HPL and Roy probably never met. However, Mrs. Nauck had competition in town. Through an odd circumstance, the image of Roy was preserved and sold on Ebay. I was compelled to check it out, and discovered an ad in an old 1905 cookbook "Choice Receipts Arranged by Ladies of St. Mary's Guild of Grace Church of Providence Rhode Island" which was preserved by Google Books.
At long last, Lovecraftians, for the first time in over a century, Mr. Roy and his advertisement have been rejoined.
The seller's notes: Antique Photo of Violinist. Matted in original 6 " X 8" frame with the name "Ye Rose Studio" Providence, R.I. on bottom right corner. On the back of the Matte is written " Monsieur Oscar C. Roy - Winter 1902 - 1903". Would look great framed in an avid violinist's home.
The text of the ad.
OSCAR C ROY
TEACHER OF VIOLIN
385 Westminster St
Mr Roy received his Violin education from the Belgian Masters at the Royal Conservatory of Music Brussels, Belgium
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