Well. One of us kept the pic in her file for awhile, and the other of us kept hoping to find the original photo. It stayed in the back of his mind all this time. He knew they wouldn't have used a terribly faded photo, and that our copy was probably just a digital distortion, but still! There had to be a story there...lol
Last night we realized that MHS had to have the original, or they wouldn't have used it in their magazine. So, while one of us was blathering away by herself on instant messenger, the other of us was searching the Minnesota Historical Society's collection of photos.
It's labeled "Childrens band, Drexel Indian School, White Earth" in 1910 or so, and it's a much clearer photo, taken outside, with five serious kids, two adult musicians, one placid nun, and one laughing, with her ears covered.
YAY, Larry! ☺