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Come Blow Your Horn: 1941

Come Blow Your Horn: 1941

January 1941. Another view of the Sarasota, Florida, trailer park concert posted yesterday. View full size. Medium-format negative by Marion Post Wolcott.


Sign of the Times

Today you'd have a dozen people on guitars.

Not an electric guitar in sight

Flugelhorn, 4 trumpets, 3 baritone horns, flute, saxophone (a woman! scandalous for the 40s!) two snare drums and a bass drum.

Correction - cornet, not flugelhorn.


Rock of ages?

Sheet Music

Can you work out what the song is on the sheet music?

[I can't. But maybe someone who reads music can tell what it is. - Dave]

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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