"Patrick Gilmores American Civil War Brass Band of the Union Army". Comes with certificate of Authenticity. Offered here is a tribute art collection of award winning sculpted figures depicting "Patrick Gilmore's Civil War band of the Union Army" These are done by Revered Artist Ed Colarik.These are sculptures from A Model Toy Soldier Collection he did around 1998/early 2K, long retired. Each figure here is approximately 54/60mm in size, singularly hand cast of the highest quality pewter, delicately hand painted, very nicely detailed, fine original sculptures that are a beautifully created in limited edition to 1000 sets. The offering here is a complete collection of 20 musicians on 16 Victorian chairs with 17 Music stands. They are heavy figures loose, no box with delicate small flexible parts. To commemorate the contributions of perhaps the most unsung group of the Civil War; Ed Colarik has created "The Patrick Gilmores Civil Band" whos composition of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again" is one of the famous songs in Americana. With great attention to detail and historically accurate, the artist captures the Patrick Gilmores Civil War Band in concert. The Civil War Bands features the "Over the Shoulder Musical Horns" which were unique to the American Civil War era.
The over the shoulder instruments were created so the troops marching behind the band could hear the music. When the over the shoulder instruments were played in concert the band played in a semi-circle. If you look at the Victorian music stands with a magnifier, one can actually see the notes" to the song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home in miniature.The uniforms are representive of those worn in concert. The uniform was styled in a navy frock coat, with a gold trim braid across the chest, a red pant, and a dress shako hats with red and white plumes.
Gilmore, Irish born, became one of Bostons top Cornet players. At the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, he had the best known band in Boston. When the war ended he was the best known Civil War band leader in the country.
The item "Ed Colarik's Patrick Gilmore's Civil War Band metal toy soldiers 54mm scale Ltd" is in sale since Tuesday, June 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Toy Soldiers\1970-Now". The seller is "aliceb760" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.