Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brass Bands as a resource

Photographs of Brass Bands in the early part of last century are a source of faces and are often annotated with names. The one I own is a souvenir postcard from 1922 to show you.

I happened upon this website this morning which collects these photographs from all countries and there are quite a few from New Zealand.


  1. What a superb collection of photos. I see there is a "Greymouth Catholic" band, not no names. I think my ancestors were more into playing the violins, but what a great photo!