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Item 17941

Title: Wooden Flute

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: 1890

Location: New Sweden

Media: wood with ivory and metal

Item 17825

Title: Violin, Double Sided

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: New Sweden

Media: wood

Item 10580

Title: Longman and Broderip Pianoforte, ca. 1790

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum

Date: 1790

Location: Thomaston

Media: wood, ivory, metal

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City Hall Stage in 1912

Hermann Kotzschmar: Portland's Musical Genius

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.


Elise Fellows White, Skowhegan, ca. 1910

Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

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.


W. E. Chandler's Band, Kennebunkport, 1910

Strike Up the Band

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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Portland Municipal Orchestra, season 1927-28

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

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Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.


Lillian Nordica on Coca-Cola Tray

Nordica Memorial Association

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