Sepia Saturday

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This week we’re inspired by the photo above to post on Sepia Saturday. I thought of marching bands and had to include America’s foremost marching music composer, John Philip Sousa.

JP Sousa 1910

J.P. Sousa, Library of Congress, 1910

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Mississippi Dept. of History & Archives. N.D.

National Lib of Ireland 1907

National Library of Ireland, 1907


3 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday

  1. I’ve never seen Sousa dressed in anything other than a US Marine or quasi-Marine band director uniform. I think he and the bandsmen are wearing the top hats and long white jackets associated with minstrel bands. They may be in costume for a holiday parade like the Mummer Parade in Philadelphia.


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