O.R. Sampson "Swiss Handbell" Player
Printed Photo Postcard (non-standard size). Bellringing musical acts were great staple novelty act that appeared in sideshows and dime museums, but here it is presented as a church, club, or dinner act. "Playing melodies appealing to every one... Extensive repertory includes sacred music for church services, community singing, house parties, dinners, lodges, clubs, Y.M.C.A. etc." The card gives a Woodhaven, Long Island, New York address and phone number. Postmarked May 16, 1937. Hadwritten message and signed on the verso by O.R. Sampson.
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