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Mike Brubaker
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More Ladies in White

31 December 2010

Here is a special photo for the close of  2010 - Seven ladies in matching white dresses, awaiting an audience for their chamber music.

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?

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