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Barnard Family Orchestra, Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1906

Description: Postcard promoting The Barnard Family Orchestra, circa 1906. The family band consisted of Mr. Elwood Barnard, his wife Ola (Gordon) Barnard, and their five children: Ethel, Olive, Helen, Anna and Robert.The family lived in Eden (Hancock County), Indiana, but the parents nurtured the musical talents of the children with frequent lesssons in Indianapolis. Being musical themselves, a family band was orchestrated and they gave their first performance at a chirch in Eden on December 13, 1901. Two years later, the family moved to Indianapolis and began performing regular as a musical act with tours that crossed the country several times. The band broke up in 1915, however, as the children grew up and married.
Origin: 1906, circa
Collection: Indiana Album
Geography: Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Subjects: Evan Finch Collection
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Marion County (Ind.)

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