So They can Fire the Orchestra?

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The Kennedy Center has shamefully fired their orchestra after receiving millions in taxpayer dollars, which were supposed to help workers.

Read the story here. I wish we could revoke that payment. The Kennedy Center decision makers should be fired.

Sepia Saturday

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What a great prompt this week!

I went in search of lively orchestra photos. Here’s what I found in Flickr Commons.

Murray Family Orchestra

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Missouri State Archives, 1925

Pic-nic Orchestra

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National Library of Medicine, 1805 – Artist James Gillray

Chanute Ladies’ Cornet Band

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Russian Orchestra

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National Library of Australia, 1936

I wonder whether these folks were Russians living in Australia or were visiting Australia from Russia. There wasn’t much information.

Synco Novelty Orchestra

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Springfield, Ohio, 1921

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Sepia Saturday

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This week’s prompt sent me searching for people, particularly young people, playing stringed instruments. Here’s what I found.

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State Library of Queensland, 1905

The exposure of this photo of a boy playing the violin gives it an ethereal feeling.

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State Library of NSW, circa 1910

Henry Morton Nazareto Orchestra

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National Archives U.K. 1948

In the Cayman Islands

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LOC, 1930

Harpist at the Turkish Embassy

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