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Item 101496

Mystery Are these Biddeford musicians? Who was Cella?

Cella's Club Orchestra, Biddeford, ca. 1935

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1935

Location: Biddeford

Media: Glass Negative

Item 6181

Portland Municipal Orchestra, season 1927-28

Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

Date: circa 1928

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 7601

Good Will School Orchestra, Fairfield, 1920

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: 1920

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

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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.


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.


Hermann Kotzschmar, Portland, ca. 1850

The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.

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Guilford High School Orchestra, 1942

Guilford, Maine - Around Town By: Piscataquis Community Middle School Students

It is of the Guilford High School Orchestra. In the front row of this picture starting from the left, there is: John Scales, Roger Race, Willard…

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Philharmonic Orchestra, Biddeford, ca. 1901

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

Pierre Painchaud Philharmonic Orchestra, Biddeford, ca. 1901 Item 34121 infoMcArthur Public Library Pierre Painchaud himself mastered the…

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Farewell appearance of Lillian Nordica, London, ca. 1913

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farewell appearance of Lillian Nordica, London, ca. 1913

1914. Her performance with the London Symphony Orchestra is an indication of the high regard in which she was held.