Thomas Ryan et al. in Topeka, Kansas - at the end of the 1800's

from Recollections of an old musician, pages 247-249:

The first concert we ever gave in Topeka, Kansas, about thirty-five years ago, was signalized by a scene I shall not soon forget. We had a full house in the local concert hall. I noticed when we began to play that the front row of seats was empty, evidently reserved for some special people. Those “specials” came in while we played our first piece. They were Indians, about twelve in number, some being “blanket Indians”—which means that they wore their brilliant blue and yellow striped blankets shawl-wise, and their buckskin moccasins, and that their faces and …   more >>

cite as

Thomas Ryan, Recollections of an old musician (New York City, 1899), p. 247-249. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Topeka, Kansas


Thomas Ryan

Listening to

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The Bird in the Tree
written by Miska Hauser
performed by Boston Mendelssohn Quintet Club, Schultze

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1800's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:03:07 +0000
Approved on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:17:04 +0000