JOHN PHILIP "THE MARCH KING" SOUSA - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1931 - HFSID 4418
Sale Price $765.00
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
John Philip Sousa sings a sepia publicity photograph to a fan.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Doyle C. Fitzpatrick/From/John Philip Sousa/1931." Sepia, 8x10. John Philip Sousa "The March King" (1854-1932) is known chiefly for writing over 100 marches, including such classics as The Stars and Stripes Forever and The Washington Post, earning him the title of "The March King". Sousa, who had studied violin and trombone during his childhood, joined the U.S. Marine Band at age 13, playing with the group from 1867-1872. After later playing in popular orchestras, he returned in 1880 as director of the Marine Band, which is called the "President's Own". In addition to his many musical compositions, Sousa wrote five books, including three novels and an autobiography. Mounting remnants on verso show through at upper blank portion, else fine condition.
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