This vintage real photo postcard features a group portrait of the Citizens Band of Newberry, Pennsylvania. The community band members are all wearing full uniforms. This photograph was taken circa 1908. Newberry township is in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Newberry is a section of the town of Williamsport which is in central Pennsylvania. Williiamsport has been the home of the Little League World Series since 1947. The photographer of this band portrait is William Henry Holtzinger (1869-1933). Census data as well as Williamsport business directories indicate Holtzinger was a photographer as early as 1898, and as late as 1932. He died of chronic myocarditis in 1933. Two photographs of Mr Holtzinger can be seen below. This vintage postcard is in very good condition.

William Holtzinger in his Knights of Malta uniform

                        Portrait of William Holtzinger, Lucy Long Holtinger (wife), and                             Arthur Jacob Holtzinger (son) 


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  1. In the ‘olden days’ nearly everyone everywhere played an instrument. Most homes had their upright piano or small organ, and people got together to sing songs, court, or just sit on one of those – socially very necessary – long porches and socialize. If you didn’t have a porch you had a “stoop”. “Let Me Call You Sweettheart”, “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”,…Can you hear their laughter floating on the summer nights?

    Men like Mr. Holtzinger were a blessing – and very respected, bringing music to everyone in the town. No wonder he has that dignified look in this wonderful Cabinet Card portrayal. He truly was “The Music Man”: an inspiration and source of musicianship and happiness for all.

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