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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

MAN WITH A TRUMPET IN ALBION, NY




bmarshphd posted: "A man in a plaid suit, winged collar shirt, and matching vest poses for his photograph at an unidentified studio. He is holding a horn of some kind (Trumpet?, Bugle?, or Cornet?) and wearing a cap which has the lettering "WCB". I am guessing that the "CB""
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MAN WITH A TRUMPET IN ALBION, NEW YORK

by bmarshphd

TRUMPET MAN_0006A man in a plaid suit, winged collar shirt, and matching vest poses for his photograph at an unidentified studio. He is holding a horn of some kind (Trumpet?, Bugle?, or Cornet?) and wearing a cap which has the lettering "WCB". I am guessing that the "CB" part is an abbreviation for "community band". Inscribed on the reverse of the photograph are the following; "Burnette" and "Albion, NY". "Burnette" is likely the subject's name and Albion was likely his hometown. Research found too many men sharing the name "Burnette" in Albion to make a positive identification of his name and background. The over zealous previous owned of this cabinet card described the subject as a civil war veteran holding his bugle and wearing his kepi hat. Collectors of antique photographs must be careful of people making such unsubstantiated claims. Call me an optimist, but I think the majority of such people are more unaware than unscrupulous.

bmarshphd | February 6, 2013 at 12:01 am | Tags: Albion, Bugle, Burnette, Cornet, Trumpet | Categories: Musicians | URL: http://wp.me/pnHKU-2Rs

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