Trombone History: Salvation Army

Added the following photo to the Trombone History Timeline (20th century):

Chicago Sal Army c1916c. 1916—Chicago, Illinois: A photograph of Chicago Salvation Army Band members shows tuba, trombone, horns, trumpets, and cornet (see facing image) (Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0066937. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society). The related quote by George Bernard Shaw, from only a few years earlier, is “Many a sinner has played himself into heaven on the trombone, thanks to the Salvation Army” (1907).


  1. Actually the horns are classic E-flat mellophones, which were at the peak of their popularity around the time of this photo. Thank you for posting it.

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