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Amateur Theatre - Port Maitland, 1817

A production of Oliver Goldsmith's 1773 comedy "She Stoops To Conquer", by sailors of the Royal Navy at the Grand River Naval Depot at what is now Port Maitland, on Lake Erie at the mouth of the Grand River. This ad is from the Niagara Spectator in Februa...

Banjo In A Lumber Camp - photograph

BANJO, PEAVEYS AND RIFLES - "Pose with the prop of your choice". This picture shows the crew of a Bruce County lumber camp gathered in front of the camboose. I'd guess about 1910-20. The guy in the middle is the proud owner not only of the best hat in the...

Bass Line Challenge - Harriston Quadrille Band

The Harriston Quadrille Band (of my imagination) left us an excellent little conundrum between the pages of "Howe's Diamond School for The Violin". It's the bass part for a song you know. If you can figure out what it is, please, send us an e-mail and tel...

Beamsville Banjo Quartet

Banjo Quartet in front of Barbershop with a bugler. Are they rehearsing for the "Christmas Entertainment" advertised on the poster in the window? The video link below is a tune played on an instrument of a similar vintage (Lyon & Healy "Mystic" 1895) ...

Brass Band - Muskoka

Unidentified Band in Muskoka, somewhere. Are the striped-shirted lads in the back a sailor chorus from "HMS Pinafore", or perhaps "Gondoliers"? An interesting collection of brass instruments including an "over-the-shoulder" bass.

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