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Musical Family Toronto Circa 1890 - Photo

An unknown African-Canadian family in Toronto-made "cabinet card" photograph. Circa 1895 - Violin - gut strings, no chin rest - four or five-key wooden flute - clarinet

Musical Goods Ad - 1904

From the pages of the Waterford Star, February 25, 1904

Music in Parry Sound - 1882

Transcription of Personal Diary of Julia Annetje (Nettie) Ditmars (born 30 Aug 1863, died 15 Dec 1936) The diary covers the period May 7, 1882 to August 31, 1882. The portion below is of her trip on her father’s schooner, The May, in July of 1882 Parry S...

Nautical Quadrilles

"A Set of Quadrilles Nautically Arranged" This is a bit of humour printed in the Cobourg Star, in which the movements of a quadrille dance are reimagined in nautical terms. Cobourg was a busy Lake Ontario port town at the time, and travel by water was a c...

Neil Stoneman - Onondaga, Ontario 1950s

Neil "Stoney" Stoneman of Brantford is still an active country/folk/bluegrass musician in 2017. These pictures were taken in nearby Onondaga in the 1950s. Just for fun - There's a link below to a recording of Stoney and his longtime musical partner JC Co...

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