Another photo of band members for this week’s Sepia Saturday! I’m sure at one point, I’ll exhaust my collection of these, but it’s fun to explore two very differnt photos two weeks in a row. There’s no label on this photo so I have no idea who these two gents are. They don’t appear in any other photos in the family collection either. I have to assume they were family friends of the Powis family and specifically of Herbert Powis from last week’s post. The cap seems similar to last week, but this uniform is a little more elaborate, and the photo was taken in a proper studio by photographer J. Krismer in Coalport, Pennsylvania. It looks to me like the man on the right has a trumpet and the man on the left a euphonium. A short and sweet post this week since I don’t have a lot of information on these two men, but given they were playing in Pennsylvania, I have to imagine they played a polka or two in their band days.
Lest we forget those polkas, I’d like to post my favorite Polka, the Pennsylvania Polka, representing the state where these two men lived.