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Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Date: circa 1935
Media: Glass Negative
Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ
Date: circa 1928
Media: Photographic print
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.
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 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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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…
Pierre Painchaud Philharmonic Orchestra, Biddeford, ca. 1901 Item 34121 infoMcArthur Public Library Pierre Painchaud himself mastered the…
1914. Her performance with the London Symphony Orchestra is an indication of the high regard in which she was held.