Susan Parish Collection, Southwest Regional Archives

The Olympia Cornet Band was formed in the 1870s and provided entertainment at local events, as well as traveling as far as Victoria, B.C. Members of the band included many of Olympia’s most prominent citizens. Photograph selected and captioned by Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. For more information, visit olympiahistory.org.

For another photograph of the band, with many members identified, see Washington State Historical Society catalogue number C1950.1301.22.3