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On offer is a very unique, funny and rather curious handwritten log book from a musicians club beginning in 1906 and up to about 1915 but it was after their fifth anniversary that there was less writing and more ephemera. The theme was nautical and under the guise of characters in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. The members were all musicians from leading theatre orchestras. The club was started by Arthur Lelliot, B.S. Tomlinson and James Thompson. Also 'aboard' were members of the Detroit Federation of Musicians and the Detroit Musicians Union. Two blank letter heads, one from each union are folded up in the book along with a number of other ephemera pieces. The club was called P.R.O.S.T and there is a typed Constitution. The book is loaded with names of musicians from that era plus menus from all the major banquets and cruises. There are 5 or 6 pages of handwritten script of a play which they performed. There is a Katz and Jammers Kids cartoon, we believe, pasted on the front cover though it is rather rough and there is loss followed by a few more Katz and Jammers Kids in nautical situations pasted in. The 8 x 10.5 inch book is in good very good shape save for the loss of the spine cap and the inner hinge is loose.
Title: 1906 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LOG BOOK OF A DETROIT AREA MUSICIAN'S CLUB - P.R.O.S.T.
Publisher: DETROIT MICHIGAN, 1906
Book Condition: Good
Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 000802
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