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Madison Brass Band at State Fair

Madison Brass Band at State Fair | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The Madison Brass Band performing at the Wisconsin State Fair at Camp Randall. The view is facing east toward the Wisconsin State Capitol.
DESCRIPTION
The Madison Brass Band performing at the Wisconsin State Fair at Camp Randall. The view is facing east toward the Wisconsin State Capitol.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1866
Creation Date:September 10 1879
Creator Name:Dahl, Andreas Larsen, 1844-1923
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Andreas Larsen Dahl photographs, 1870-1880, 1910-1915
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(D31)563
Original Dimensions:5 x 7 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This band was formed in 1863 by George Scherer, a Bavarian immigrant and proprietor of a meat market in Madison. Only one member of this band was a professional musician. The other members, all German or German-American businessmen or artisans, worked as cigar-makers, a shoemaker, stone cutters, and a saloon proprietor in Madison. Band members: George Scherer, Sr. (leader), Julius Schadauer, Peter Schaus, Sr., John Durch,Peter Brahm, Sr., Bernard Roelch, Louis J. Scherer, Sever Lewis, Henry Rode, August Paunach, Mr. Gomolke, Jacob Sherer, and Mr. Johnson. Madison, Wisconsin. September 10, 1879. This image is part of a larger collection of images created by Andreas Larsen Dahl, a Norwegian immigrant photographer who worked in Dane County, Wisconsin throughout the 1870s and early 1880s. Dahl was, by his own words, an "artist." His early photographs are similar to that of other landscape photographers who traveled the countryside in horse-drawn darkroom vans. Dahl lined up families in front of rural and urban houses. He induced his subjects to haul their parlor possessions out onto the front lawn, creating a family leisure scene in front of their house. Through the course of his career, he chronicled both rural and urban life of Norwegian immigrant families in Dane and surrounding counties. In 1883, he left photography to join the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Seminary. He was ordained as a minister. In a 10/26/09 email from Bart Morrick: "George Schere - with clarinet - was my 3rd great grandfather."
SUBJECTS
Wisconsin State Capitol
Bands (Music)
Cities and towns
Men
Portraits, Group
Wisconsin State Fair
Uniforms
Outdoor photography

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