The following are some entertaining images from a 19th century Lyon & Healy catalog (Chicago, 1894). For other holdings from the catalog with more importance to trombone history, visit the Alto Trombone Timeline. For the full reference to the catalog, see the Alto Trombone Bibliography.
First, a suave trombonist modeling a uniform:
Second, Lyon & Healy’s “Trombone Oil.” Wonder how well it worked. It says “perfection”!
Finally, a pretty nice array of “band caps.” The one with the spike is truly impressive. No. 14, with the feather plume, is a beauty too!