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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.

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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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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…