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.
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Evan Finch Collection
Marion County (Ind.)
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