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Musical History

The singers and musicians who have entertained us.

Believed to have been in existence for over 55,000 years, music has been some part of every culture, everywhere. From the human voice (which may have been the first "instrument") to pipes, flutes, and drums and then into full blown orchestras, music has evolved but its purpose remains the same - to express, and support, the human psyche.

While music today depends on technological advancements, a couple of centuries ago almost everyone played an instrument or even had a family band. Before radio and television, the evening entertainment consisted of games and music - both supplied by the family. These are pictures of some of those family bands and some of the musicians who supplied entertainment to those of us who were less talented!

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A photo of Ruth Kaiser
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Taken in Oslo, Oslo Norway .
A photo of Knut Paul Ourom in his flat in Oslo in the early fitfies
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Taken at Big D Jamboree, Dallas, Dallas County, TX.
A photo of a "cowboy band"? Found in an old photo in photo album. Don't know... more
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A photo of Kenneth Sigars' album. Found this record with his signature. With... more
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Taken in Toledo, Lucas County, OH in .
A photo of the Toledo Ohio Marine Band, looks to be 1880s to 1890s - SUITCASE... more
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A photo of the Coronado Tent City Band circ 1900 - Found photo in SUITCASE in... more
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A photo of The Gondoliers dance band, 1925. My mother played the piano in... more
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A photo of Edmund Gratz
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Taken in Ironwood, Gogebic County, MI in .
I've "rescued" an old photograph of Ruth WILLIAMS of Ironwood, MI. The... more
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A photo of Elvis Presley dressed as a cowboy at age 13.
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This is a photo of the cover page of a Civil War book of songs. (Ulysses S.... more
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This is the cover of a booklet of WW1 songs. "Don't sob - sing!"
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A photo of Elvis Presley performing "Hound Dog" in 1956.
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