H2019.10.16 - Sousa poster, 1927

Catalogue Number
H2019.10.16
Object Name
Poster
Object Type
theatre
Associated Material

Posters H2019.10.9 and H2019.10.14 are for the same event.

Origin Country
USA
Origin Province / Territory
New York
Origin Municipality
New York
Use Country
Canada
Use Province / Territory
British Columbia
Use Municipality
Vancouver
Dates/Period
1920s
Date
1927 to
Artifact History

John Philip Sousa was an American composer and conductor known primarily for American military marches. He was an iconic figure throughout his career particularly because of the band tours across the North American continent, and Europe. He and his band were frequent performers in Canada.The Sousa Band toured from 1892 to 1931, making a stop at Vancouver's (Denman?) Arena October 4, 1927. https://militarymusic.com/blogs/military-music/13516273-sousa-and-the-canadian-experience (accessed 28/01/2019)

1 of 17 posters in this accession found beneath the floorboards during the restoration of the Blue Cabin (2017), former cabin of artists Al Neil and Carole Itter. It is believed that the cabin was built by a Norwegian man on a dock in Coal Harbour. It was brought over to Dollarton Mud Flats where it stayed until 2015, when it was removed to make way for a development by Polygon Homes. The cabin was once one of numerous shacks found in pockets around the Metro Vancouver foreshore. In North Vancouver, the Blue Cabin was a part of a community of outsiders living in Maplewood Flats from the 1950s through the 1970s that included novelist Malcolm Lowry, poet Dorothy Livesay, and Greenpeace founder Paul Spong. Today, a number of arts organizations are working together to turn the Blue Cabin into a floating artist’s residency.

Manufacturer
Carey Print [LITH?]
Associated Vancouver Neighbourhood

downtown

Supporting Documentation Contents

The Blue Cabin Exhibition publication by the grunt gallery;
Blue Cabin Restoration Uncovers Entertainment Snapshot of Old Vancouver article by the Vancouver Sun;
grunt gallery email correspondence

Physical Description
rectangular; portrait orientation; top displays "Arena" and date of event; center features a photograph of Sousa; under photograph reads: "1892-1927/ 35th season / Sousa and His Band"
Material
paper
Colour
white, red, blue
Parts
Artifact Part Height (cm) Length (cm) Width (cm) Depth (cm) Diameter (cm) Thickness (cm) Weight
55.9 34.9
Technique
printed
Subject

Entertainment

Nomenclature
Department
History
Source
Grunt Gallery