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Quadrille Band Arrangements - 1885

Three arranged tunes, cobbled together from books in the Harriston Quadrille Band set. 1st Violin - 2nd Violin - Clarinet (in various pitches) The 2nd Violin and Clarinet book are a matching set. The 1st Violin parts came from other books of the same era ...

Song Index - Irving's Canadian Series of Five Cent Music

This is an index of over 600 songs that a Canadian publisher spread over the back pages of a sheet music series called "Irving's Canadian Collection of Five Cent Music - which came out between 1880 and 1885. These are an excellent "time capsule" of the po...

Springfield Garden Party - 1955

This is a poster for a southwestern Ontario "Garden Party". Between about 1900 and 1960 these events were an annual occurrence in many towns. A garden party was essentially an outdoor variety show, usually featuring a mix of local amateur and paid profess...

Square Dance In Ontario

The Canadian Olde Tyme Square Dance Callers' Association was founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1954 by a group of callers interested in preserving, and promoting the traditional Canadian style of square and couple dancing. There is a link to their us...

Street Musician - Toronto, 1920s

Two-row button accordion player, on the streets of Toronto. Circa 1920. It would be hard to confidently guess his ethnicity. I think this photo came from the National Archives.

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