1929. Item #4463
SOUSA, John Philip. Signed Photograph. A vintage 8-inch by 10-inch sepia photograph of America's most famous bandmaster. Signed presentation from Sousa: "To Mr. John C. Carr from John Philip Sousa, 1929." Sousa (1854-1932) was bandmaster of the U.S. Marine Band and composer of "The Stars And Stripes Forever," "Washington Post March," and many other musical scores and marches. Sousa, who invented the sousaphone, used to perform at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Handsomely matted and framed. Few clean tears into photograph, not affecting the inscription. $675.00.