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Item 17133

Dimoline Piano, c. 1915

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: circa 1915

Location: Littleton

Media: wood, ivory

Item 6325

Choral program for 'A Paderewski Evening'

Contributed by: Portland Public Library

Date: 1895-11-19

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 103258

Mystery Do you recognize these teenagers?

Students gather around a piano on The Dave Astor Show, Portland, 1962

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1962

Location: Portland

Media: Film transparency

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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.


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.


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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Clyde Torrey, Swan's Island, ca. 1970

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders At Play

That was equal to fifty-two pianos on the island. Family members would not only learn how to play the piano but many people could also play a guitar…

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Hampden Highlands Post Office, ca. 1908

Highlighting Historical Hampden - Expansion

Another first is the piano that General Crosby is said to have brought to Hampden around 1800; the first piano in the Penobscot Valley.

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Opera Company's Tenth Anniversary festival schedule, Surry, 1994

Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

… of a chorus from Aida, accompanied by two or more pianos, while an appreciative audience looked on. Begun in 1984 as an attempt to bring attention…