LOT OF THREE IMAGES RELATING TO THE STROHL FAMILY SINGERS

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The Strohl family was from Pottstown, Pennsylvania and during the 1880’s and ‘90s the family of seven ranging in age from 21 years to 5 years toured around the eastern United States performing music, recitations, addresses and specialty acts. One of the children named Charles became famous for playing two horns at once. The family act was well received and for a time was very popular.

Offered here are three images of three of the children. The first CDV is of Rebecca Strohl. She is posed seated wearing a dark solid colored dress with her tuba resting against her knee. The image is clear with good contrast. Reverse has “BECKIE J. STROHL” in period pencil. Photographer’s imprint is for AUDRE & DETTRA…POTTSTOWN, PA.

The second image is of Charles Strohl who was considered a virtuoso and who was capable of playing two horns at once. He is shown posed in front of a painted backdrop of a pastoral scene with a tree stump and rocks in the foreground. Charles is posed leaning on the tree stump and among the rocks is his trumpet. Charles wears a dark triple-breasted jacket with matching trousers. Image has good contrast and clarity. Reverse has “CHARLES W. STROHL” in period pencil and a photographer’s imprint for AUDRE & DETTRA…POTTSTOWN, PA.

He third and last image in the group is unidentified and maybe either Michael or William E. Strohl. The image shows a young boy with curly hair seated at a painted backdrop piano with his hands positioned as if he was playing it. The bottom of the mount has a smudged caption that reads “OF STROHL FAMILY, MUSICAL WONDERS” and above this in smaller print is “GEO. M. BETZ PHOTOGRAPHER POTTSVILLE.” The same photographer’s imprint appears on the back. Image contrast is a bit light and there is some light surface dirt.  [ad]

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