Fun at Bohemian Grove #43


A Bohemian conducts (1896)

1 comment:

Joe Thompson said...

I wonder if the conductor is Eugene Schmitz, bandleader, Bohemian Club member and president of the SF Musician's Union. Handsome Gene was elected mayor in 1902 on the Union Labor Party ticket, but he was completely controlled by Boss Abe Ruef. Schmitz was convicted of extortion in 1907 and kicked out of office. His conviction got overturned on appeal and key witnesses disappeared before future trials.

Regards,
Joe Thompson ;0)