Every week Sepia Saturday offers visual prompts to inspire bloggers, who love history, genealogy or nostalgia. This week we’re challenged to post band images. I’ve gathered a variety of band images from the Library of Congress.
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Rau, W. H., photographer. (ca. 1900) Paris Exposition –Sousa’s band–“Stars & Stripes forever”. Paris France, ca. 1900. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98507175/.
Photograph shows African American musicians in the 369th Infantry Regiment band led by James Reese Europe They’re playing in a Paris hospital courtyard. Inside the hospital there are American wounded soldiers.
United States Army. Signal Corps, photographer. (1918) Genuine jazz for the yankee wounded In the courtyard of a Paris hospital for the American wounded, an American negro military band, led by Lt. James R. Europe, entertains the patients with real American jazz. Paris France, 1918. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016651602/.
Political cartoon about the New Silver Party
Hutchins, F. M. (1895) “Much ado about nothing” / F.M. Hutchins. , 1895. N.Y.: Published by Keppler & Schwarzmann, April 3. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012648617/.