While The Band Is Playing Dixie

Recorded by
Macdonald, John Scantlebury, Canadian, 1871 - 1931
Manufactured by
Victor Talking Machine Company, 1901 - 1929
Owned by
McDonald, Vernon Sugg, American, 1906 - 1982
Sugg, Mary Elizabeth, American, 1839 - 1915
Diameter: 7 × 1/8 in. (17.8 × 0.3 cm)
78 rpm records
Place collected
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1901-1902
A shellac 78-rpm record manufactured by the Victor Talking Machine Company. The label in the center, in gold reads: [Victor Record] Followed by text that is too worn to read. The bottom half of the label reads: [While The Band Is Playing Dixie / By / Harry Macdonough / A-654]. The label has a lot of wear and has started to show through the back of the record.
African American
Country (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bob and Sherri Brennan in memory of Vernon Sugg McDonald
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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