Nice Washington Band photos

April 11th, 2012

A few nice washington band images I found:

Washington DC – National Museum of American History: Lincoln’s Top Hat
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Image by wallyg
At six feet four inches tall, Lincoln tower over most of his contemporaries. He chose to stand out even more by wearing high top hats. He acquired this hat from J.Y. Davis, a Washington hat maker. Lincoln had the black silk mourning band added in remembrance of his son Willie. The last time he wore this top hat was to go to Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865.

Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life, was on exhibit in 2009 as part of the Smithsonian-wide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The exhibition showcased more than 60 historical treasures associated with Lincoln’s life.

The National Museum of American History (NMAH), administered by the Smithsonian Institute, collects, preserves and displays American heritage in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history. The museum, which first opened in 1964 as the Museum of History and Technology, is located on the National Mall in one of the last structures designed by McKim, Mead & White. It was renamed in 1980, and closed for a 2-year, milliomn renovation by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP from 2006 to 2008.

The Smithsonian Institution, an educational and research institute and associated museum complex, administered and funded by the government of the United States and by funds from its endowment, contributions, and profits from its shops and its magazines, was established in 1846. Although concentrated in Washington DC, its collection of over 136 million items is spread through 19 museums, a zoo, and nine research centers from New York to Panama.

Clockwork Band & Show
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Image by dcsoulrecordings1
Please visit for more information and media related to Washington DC & MD Soul, Funk & R&B music recorded during the period of 1960s-1980s

4th of July at the Air Force Memorial
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Image by John Sonderman
Drummer killing time before the concert

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