[1887–1951, Collection of Hagerstown, Maryland Ephemera, mostly for Musical and Choral Performances].
Ephemera group, mostly from Hagerstown, Maryland; principally, 10 musical and choral programs from 1916 to 1920.
Sponsoring organizations include the Choral Society of Hagerstown, Concert Orchestral Club, “Pupils of Mrs. Lulu W. Black,” The Lyric Club, the Hagerstown Municipal Band, The Civic Music Association, and the Hagerstown Choral Society. Concert venues include Trinity Lutheran Church (including Trinity Auditorium and Trinity Sunday School Room), Nixon’s Academy, Y.M.C.A. Auditorium, and Hagerstown High School Auditorium.
Also included: a 4-page 1887 Funkstown, Maryland imprint—Vol. 1, No. 4 of The Brethren Church (January)—plus an 1888 Hagerstown school trustees’ circular letter and an accompanying postal card for reporting school district election results to the Washington County School Board.
The musical programs feature well-known 19th century classical composers and some contemporary artists.Two items have selections by Black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912): Whispers of Summer performed by the Choral Society of Hagerstown as noted in its 16-page program (“Music Festival”) from 1916 and Five-and-Twenty Sailormen, noted in the Choral Society program from January 1920.
Description: [1887–1951, Collection of Hagerstown, Maryland Ephemera, mostly for Musical and Choral Performances].
[Funkstown and Hagerstown, Maryland, 1887–1888, 1916–1920, and 1951]. 13 Items, comprising 10 programs, 1 periodical, 1 postal card, and 1 circular. Folds; one program trimmed and damaged at top and another with some minor loss to final leaf, not affecting sense. Collection, overall in Very Good condition.