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Dayton Mandolin Orchestra

Dayton Mandolin Orchestra

This is the original Dayton Mandolin Orchestra, circa 1910. Charles B. Rauch, the first Dayton Mandolin Orchestra director, also owned and operated the Dayton Instrument Co. where he made Dayton mandolins. His shop is gone now and we know very little...

Chicago Mandolin Orchestra, 1936

Chicago Mandolin Orchestra, 1936

Erich O. Legner (bottom row, 3rd from left) Erich Fred Legner, Professor Emeritus, University of California (received 12/2011) Who were they? Known and Unknown Mandolin Ensemble Photos From The Past This is something Dave Betts has wanted to do for a long...

Clifford-Essex Bass Mandolin (Mandobass)

Clifford-Essex Bass Mandolin (Mandobass)

This is a rare Clifford-Essex Bass Mandolin (mandobass). In 1965, I was playing upright bass with a folk group called "The County Set". I went to John Alvey Turner's shop with the banjo player to buy some banjo strings. While we were there we started...

Unidentified Group

Unidentified Group

Editor: This photo is an eBay purchase. The seller called it a "vintage 1940's photograph - mandolin orchestra - mandola, mandocello, mandolon" (received 4/2012) Who were they? Known and Unknown Mandolin Ensemble Photos From The Past This is something...