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Pete The Mountain Boy - Poster, Song and Newspaper story

PETE THE MOUNTAIN BOY - One of the items here is a poster for a George Wade and His Cornhuskers' show in Colborne (between Cobourg and Belleville) in which "Pete The Mountain Boy" is mentioned. I once asked fiddler/caller Jack Hayes (who occasionally call...

Port Sandfield Band

Port Sandfield Band, Prospect House, Lake Rosseau, Muskoka Lakes, Aug. 1903 These gents could perhaps be described as a Calathumpian band - Many are armed with "zobo" instruments in different forms, all powered by kazoo mouthpieces. It's hard to say what...

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...

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