Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Theme Image 568 – 1 May 2021 Citizen’s Band

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.

You can see more interpretations by clicking here.

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,

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,

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,

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7 Responses to Sepia Saturday

  1. La Nightingail says:

    You’ve chosen some excellent photos. I love the first one especially with the John Phillip Sousa band playing “Stars & Stripes Forever” – one of my absolute favorites of his. But the 369th Infantry Regiment band playing American jazz for injured American soldiers must have brought real smiles to those recovering fellows. And now I’m going to have to look up who & what the ‘new silver party’ was! You made me ‘look’. 🙂

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  2. kathyfumc says:

    Everything La NIghtingail said!

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  3. Marleen says:

    I can almost hear the music. These old photos are special!

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  4. mollyscanopy says:

    Having recently written about fairs in my past, I am taken with the Paris Exposition photo. The others are excellent as well.

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  5. smkelly8 says:

    Thanks. Does your blog have the writings about the fairs? I’d like to read them.


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