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Ivers Mandolin Orchestra

Ivers Mandolin Orchestra

This picture was take in 1921, probably in Adams, Massachusetts, and shows my great-grandfather Joseph Ivers (center), great-grandmother Mary Ivers (center holding the Gibson F-4), and several other relatives including my grandfather, and several...

Toledo Mandolin Group

Toledo Mandolin Group

Photo taken on Vance Street in Toledo, OH, 1907 The mandolin player is Mr. Dobek, the uke player's identity is unknown (Editor: I believe it's actually a classical guitar.). Four of the others are my uncles on my mom's side of the family. The rest are...

Unidentified Group

Unidentified Group

This picture was given to Dave Betts by Antonina Nigrelli as a Christmas present (2008). Do you know anyone in this picture? (received 12/2008) Who were they? Known and Unknown Mandolin Ensemble Photos From The Past This is something Dave Betts has wanted...

St. Mary’s Academy Mandolin Group

St. Mary’s Academy Mandolin Group

Guitars, mandolins and the occasional banjo were popular with music students at St. Mary's Academy (Portland, OR) in 1893. (Photo from the online version of The Oregonian: Oregon Live. A big THANKS to Michael Tognetti for spotting it!) (received 4/2009)...

Boy Holding a Mandolin

Boy Holding a Mandolin

Carte de visite of an unknown boy holding a mandolin. Note the studio was in Milwaukee. Any of you Milwaukee folks recognize him? (received 7/2009) Who were they? Known and Unknown Mandolin Ensemble Photos From The Past This is something Dave Betts has...

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...

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