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Victorian musicians in Portsmouth, NH / Strawbery Banke Archive
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Those who think Portsmouth only recently became a Mecca for talented musicians should study history. This has long been a musical city as these dapper members of the Kearsage Flute and Drum Band could attest. Posed at the North Church, they were among many hip Victorian bands. Sargent Pepper eat your heart out.



HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekly

Kearsage Fife and Drum Band / Strawbery Banke Museum Archive

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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Detail of Fife and Drum members in Market Square / Strawbery Banke Archive

Kearsage Flute and Drum Band / Strawbery Banke

Shoes, rolled up pants and church steps/ Strawbery Banke Archive