Keywords: Musical instrument
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Charles Thompson of South Berwick, ca. 1850
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: South Berwick Media: Ambrotype
Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: 1890 Location: New Sweden Media: Wood with ivory and metal
Nils E. Olson, New Sweden, ca. 1900
Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print
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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.
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.
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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Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ
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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Ocean View Hotel
… play, come up and play different, you know, their instruments and everything. And you could hear them coming on the steamboat.
Surveyor Survey Instrument, Blue Hill, 1809 Item 33926 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. This survey instrument was handcrafted by…
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Mike Remillard shares his in-depth knowledge of our community
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
You will learn a lot from Mike's fascination with many topics from church organs to submarines.
First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman
by Arthur Benedetto
I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers