Added the following photo to the Trombone History Timeline (20th century):
c. 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).
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.
I’ll take your word for it. I was going by the Library of Congress description (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html. Keywords: “Chicago Salvation Army”), but these things are often wrong. Thanks for your comment!
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