More Ladies in White
31 December 2010
Posted by Mike Brubaker
Once again, an anonymous photograph that offers no clues for place or date except their smiles. This is a very large studio print from an American photographer who had a very good camera to capture all the detail of such wonderful gowns. My guess for a time frame, based on their hairstyles, is the 1890's. Note the wooden flute on the left. The string bass is also an unusual instrument for such a small chamber ensemble. Perhaps they are a school "orchestra".
What kind of music repertoire did they play?