Keywords: Music books
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Contributed by: Norway Historical Society
Media: Print, ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Portland; Litchfield; Bridgton; Hollis; Concord
Media: Ink on paper
From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.
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.
A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.
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Small’s book: “The amount of moral courage and Christian fortitude required for a landsman to get up out of a comfortable bed and struggle up on a…
In 1937, formal music instruction began and students learned contra dancing and how to foxtrot and waltz.
Phebe played the piano and left behind her music books, including the hymnals, in a wooden box later found in her attic.