We play some colonial music...
Here are a few pictures from our day at the Ben Franklin Exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich...
Franklin invented the glass armonica, a rather expensive and fragile instrument. They had one at the museum, but when I had the time to try it out, it was too low on water, so I didn't get a chance. A glass armonicist is coming in a few weeks to give a concert.
Ben Franklin was a big hit with the French babes, doesn't he look like a dirty old man? Norman Rockwell did this study.
We were situated in a room with a wonderful exhibit called "Cinema, Swing & Satchmo: African-American Movie Posters" This poster, in Hebrew, had flummoxed the person who wrote the captions; explanations were eschewed in favor of something like, "in any language, you can tell what's going on in this poster." I wonder what the story actually was?
Here we are, just before our set.
After we left, I walked around downtown a bit and saw this display. I think the sign guy was overthinking his spelling. He shouldn't have tried so hard.
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