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Bob Winans
  • 74, Male
  • Hampstead, MD
  • United States
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Variations on Tunes from Early Banjo Tutors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan'l Oct 22, 2012. 5 Replies

New member and New website: WinansBanjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Twiss Feb 25, 2009. 8 Replies

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Feb 21, 2013
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Kickin' up the Devil on a Holiday

"The first page of the Public Media Images of African Americans link which Angela posted above contains a clip from the documentary film, Ethnic Notions, a film that is available in many libraries and that I recommend to everyone. Not the least…"
Feb 21, 2013
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Feb 20, 2013
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Feb 20, 2013
Dan'l commented on Bob Winans's photo
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Winslow Homer 1864 Painting, Defiance: Inviting a Shot Before Petersburg, Virginia_at Detroit Institute of Arts

"Matt? Nobody's proven anything. Isn't it common documentation that Confederate soldiers often wore pieces of civilian clothes, flop hats included, and that civilians in association with the armies often wore pieces of military clothes,…"
Feb 19, 2013
Strumelia commented on Bob Winans's photo
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Winslow Homer 1864 Painting, Defiance: Inviting a Shot Before Petersburg, Virginia_at Detroit Institute of Arts

"Dan'l, that goofy-posing guy in the striped getup looks to me like the same fellow who has posed for banjo photos and stereoscope cards before, only more dignified…"
Feb 19, 2013
Matthew Mickletz commented on Bob Winans's photo
Feb 19, 2013
Matthew Mickletz commented on Bob Winans's photo
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Winslow Homer 1864 Painting, Defiance: Inviting a Shot Before Petersburg, Virginia_at Detroit Institute of Arts

"Suppose I'll be bowing out on this discussion now.  I's been proven oh so wrong and taught civilians only wore frocks."
Feb 19, 2013
Dan'l commented on Bob Winans's photo
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Winslow Homer 1864 Painting, Defiance: Inviting a Shot Before Petersburg, Virginia_at Detroit Institute of Arts

"period photo of a black minstrel compared to our painting here: btw notice the brim on the players head. He is wearing a grey kepi, part of a Confederate uniform. The grey blouse he wears appears also to be military issue: a small collar…"
Feb 19, 2013
Bryant Henderson commented on Bob Winans's photo
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Winslow Homer 1864 Painting, Defiance: Inviting a Shot Before Petersburg, Virginia_at Detroit Institute of Arts

"Since we all (right many of us, anyhow) seem interested in detail, I'll offer one more. That brown color from the knees down on the defiant one's pants would have been, simply, mud from the trenches. He does appear to be fortunate enough…"
Feb 19, 2013
Rob Morrison commented on Bob Winans's photo
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Winslow Homer 1864 Painting, Defiance: Inviting a Shot Before Petersburg, Virginia_at Detroit Institute of Arts

"Bob--It's been fascinating seeing all the different reactions to this one painting.  I've learned all kinds of stuff.  Thanks for the Roschach test.--Rob"
Feb 19, 2013

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 3:27pm on February 23, 2009, Trapdoor2 said…
Hi Bob, welcome aboard!

===Marc
At 4:53pm on February 23, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Bob, I think you've joined this group twice. That's okay, since you're the "founding father" of modern minstrel banjo studies, two of you is better than one ;^]

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