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Item 101496

Cella's Club Orchestra, Biddeford, 1929

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1929 Location: Sanford 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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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.


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.


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, 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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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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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.