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Item 79936

Mellie Dunham playing his fiddle, Norway, ca. 1927

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society

Date: circa 1927

Location: Norway

Media: Photographic print

Item 79965

Mellie Dunham and Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, 1925

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society

Date: 1925-12-11

Location: Dearborn

Media: Photograph and text

Item 11078

Fiddle Festival, Benton, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1981-07-26

Location: Benton; Benton

Media: Photographic print

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Mellie Dunham's dance band, Norway, ca. 1925

Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.

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Clyde Torrey, Swan's Island, ca. 1970

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders At Play

… could also play a guitar, an accordion or a fiddle. Music, including singing, provided family entertainment and fostered friendships throughout the…

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Abbott School, Mexico, ca. 1930

Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 3 of 3

… were the first social events, consisting of fiddle playing, dancing, and plenty of good food. The years progressed, and, as the population grew…