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Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Location: New Sweden
Contributed by: An individual through Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.
Location: Brookline; Blue Hill
Media: Photographic print
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.
Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.
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… growth as a cultural center after the Second World War. Adelaide Pearson with violin, 1894Item Contributed byJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.
Winslow Homer made a sketch of the violin and gave it to Mrs. Vaill who was offered a substantial sum for it.
… Library Pierre Painchaud himself mastered the violin, the cello, and the coronet, as well as singing and performing comedy routines as a…
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by Arthur Benedetto
I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers