c1890. A cabinet card for the Shepard Family Band. The family toured and performed throughout the Northeast in the 1880s and 1890s, with each family member performing with brass instruments as well as string and vocal compositions. Originally they hailed from New York, and eventually settled in Vermont.
The family consisted of: Mr. J. M. Shepard – First Violin, Bb Bass Horn & Basso Soloist. Mrs. J.M. Shepard – Second Bb Cornet, Organist & Soprano. Miss Kittie Shepard – Cornet Soloist, Leader of Brass Band, Banjo Artist and Ballad Songstress. Miss Laura Shepard, Bb Tenor Horn, Baritone Soloist, Solo Violinist, Banjo and Character Sketch Artist. Miss Lessie Shepard – Eb Alto Horn, Second Violin, Irish & Dutch Specialty Artist. Miss Georgie Shepard – Little Bass Drummer, Bb Tenor Horn. And Master Burtin Shepard – Violin and Triangle, Vocal Artist and Bass Drum. Henry Sheldon Museum.
Cabinet card 6 1/2 x 4 1/4" Very good condition. Item #27688