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Portrait (half length, 4''x6'') of cornetist M. Arbuckle, photograph by Houseworth's Celebrities, 12 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, circa April 1876

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Summary:Matthew Arbuckle (1828-1883) was one of Patrick Gilmore's greatest cornet soloists. Arbuckle was born in Scotland but came to the United States in 1853 and joined Gilmore in 1873. Arbuckle and Gilmore's other great cornetist, Jules Levy, competed fiercely, and even came to blows during one concert. After leaving Gilmore's Band around 1880, Arbuckle become the conductor of D. L. Downing's Ninth Regiment Band and cornet soloist with Carlo A. Cappa's Seventh Regiment Band.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:California
Place of origin – Settlement:San Francisco
Temporal subject: 1871-1880
Topical subjects: Arbuckle, Matthew, 1828-1883
Gilmore's Band
Genre:Portrait photographs
ArchivesUM location:Patrick Gilmore Collection
  • series 1
  • box 1
  • folder 3
Repository:Special Collections in Performing Arts
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:Digital Collections
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