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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, 2005.500.097
- Object Type: Image
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