Israelite House of David - Melbourne, Australia Around 1895
By the time of the American Civil War John Wroe had traveled numerous times to Australia and America establishing Christian Israelite Societies in these countries. This picture was taken in Melbourne, Australia around 1895. It shows that by the end of the nineteenth century an instrumental music tradition was firmly established in the Christian Israelite Church. Over twenty instruments are shown in this Christian Israelite sanctuary including a pipe organ, several brass horns, woodwinds and numerous stringed instruments including a concert sized harp.
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