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Date Aug 30, 2013 - Jul 7, 2014
Location Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 1103 S. Sixth Street, Champaign
Cost No cost
Sponsor Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
Contact Scott Schwartz
Phone 333-4577
Event type Exhibit
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Charles Strothkamp played clarinet with the John Philip Sousa Band between 1926 and 1932, and when he wasn’t performing with the band he took countless candid photographs of the band as they traveled from town to town on America’s bustling railroad network. During America’s roaring 1920s the allure of traveling to new exotic destinations by automobile on the country’s developing byways had captured the imagination of many urban adventurers, like the Strothkamp family, who sought escape from the forests of brick and concrete that surrounded their city-dwelling lives. Charles’ black and white travel photographs colorfully portray the exploits of his family’s many road trips through America.

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