The Women in the Band
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Historic Portsmouth / Strawbery Banke Museum
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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #122

Pictures can be deceiving. What looks like the first all-female NH orchestra is really a gag photo. The uniformed men hiding in the upper level are members of the Masonic order of the Portsmouth Knights Templar on a family outing. Victorians could party silly too. (Click for larger pix)


 

HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekly

Knights Templar Mock Female Orchestra / Strawbery Banke

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum . All rights reserved

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