Faces From the Past #9


Folk musicians (circa 1900)

I found this photo at an antique fair in Union, Maine (which also happens to be the birthplace of Moxie). Judging by the homemade balalaika on the right, I'm guessing that some, if not all, of these men are immigrants, who've come to Maine to work in the busy logging industry, but also came together to make music during their down time. Of course, I could be completely wrong (see the Preston Sturges/Howard Hughes photo), but it sounds like a good story.

No comments: