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Contributed by: Monmouth Museum
Date: circa 1905
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Portland Public Library
Media: Ink on paper
During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.
The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.
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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… Library Description Collection of poems composed by Julia Harris May, a resident of Strong, 1833-1912.
… to repairing and tuning musical instruments, composing and arranging music, teaching music, and directing the choir at St. Joseph’s Church.
The village is composed of a score or two of little wood and canvas shanties, in which are sold a great variety of aboriginal trinkets, skins of seal…
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by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima