Phineas J. Willey, Portland, 1891

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Phineas J. Willey, Portland, 1891

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Phineas J. Willey (1827-1907), who played E flat bass in Chandler's Band, posed for a photograph in 1891.

Anna C. Willey, daughter of Phineas and a music teacher, presented the photo to William E. Chandler in April 1908. Her father had died in February 1907.

Chandler's father was the longtime leader of the band, a position William Chandler also held before forming his own bands.

Willey worked as a shoemaker as well as being a musician.

About This Item

  • Title: Phineas J. Willey, Portland, 1891
  • Creator: Lamson Studio
  • Creation Date: 1891
  • Subject Date: 1891
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 12 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs--People--Willey
  • Object Type: Image

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