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Comment by Peter Stricker on September 18, 2012 at 7:09pm

I will add this photo to my Michelin collection and will try to send it to Michelin themselves in South Carolina.


Comment by Barbara Wright on September 18, 2012 at 9:12pm

Ok Peter, thanks.

Comment by Barbara Krauss Santoro on September 27, 2012 at 2:28pm

My grandfather, John J. Krauss, is in the second row from the bottom, third from the right (holding the trumpet).  Who was the leader?

Comment by Marie-Hélène KERNEUR on October 8, 2012 at 2:39am

I think he was Joseph Fonteix.

Comment by Barbara Krauss Santoro on October 10, 2012 at 6:47pm

Cool - thanks!


Comment by Richard Jacques on January 5, 2014 at 2:20am
Comment by Barbara Krauss Santoro on July 5, 2017 at 8:50pm


  Do you have any information about where and when this band performed?  How about programs that list the musical selections?


Comment by Marie-Hélène KERNEUR on July 8, 2017 at 3:07am

Sorry, I have no information except that my great uncles (on each side of the drum) were not musicians and they joined the band after WWI , They learned to play the bugle during the war. I suppose the band played at fêtes and the Michelin picnics. You may find information in the digitized papers of New Brunswick Free Library.

Comment by Barbara Krauss Santoro on July 9, 2017 at 1:19pm


Comment by Wayne Fonteix on March 28, 2022 at 6:25pm

Marie-Helene  Just found this photo on the site today, and can confirm that Joseph Fonteix (my grandfather) was indeed the “bandmaster”.  It was not Rene Fonteix, Sr (my father) who would have been 11 or 12 when this photo was taken.  This is the only photo I have ever seen of my grandfather and I was wondering if it would possible to get a higher resolution copy of it?  Merci.


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