Here's a nice view of a post-civil war brass band with cornets, saxhorns, drums wearing brigade-style uniforms with white plumes in hats. This image came from the estate of two Marathon, NY brothers who were connected to both The Ithaca Band (later Patrick Conway's) and the famous band of John Philip Sousa as well as performing in many local groups and theatre orchestras. Sadly, the exact date and location is unknown; however, it was most likely taken at a local picnic/event in that region or surrounding area. HISTORICAL UPDATE: further research indicates this brass band is actually the HOMER Cornet Band based on comparisons to period photos of the time. Local ancestral names include: Bates, Fenner, Clark, Freeman, Babcock, Henderson, Rood, Stope, Teed, Wright, and Hamm.
This band was formed in 1876-77 so it is possible this image is from the late 1870's to the early 1880's. Time has taken its toll on this gem as there is a heavy vertical fold in the middle affecting the right and left edges of the photos as well as a light vertical crease in the right image. Our watermark will not appear on your item.All sales final and thank you for the privilege of your time. The item "Post Civil War BRASS BAND Brigade Uniform HOMER, NEW YORK Cornet Saxhorn Picnic" is in sale since Sunday, October 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Stereoviews". The seller is "110654" and is located in Palmyra, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.