Alan Mays' photos with the tubas

Orphans Home Band, Loysville, Pa.

Orphans Home Band, Loysville, Pa.
A real photo postcard showing the Tressler Orphans' Home Band. "Tressler" was part of its name beginning sometime in the nineteenth century, so I'm not sure why it's missing from the drum in this early twentieth-century photo.

For a later incarnation of…
Added on July 19, 2018

The Singer Band of Mechanicsburg at the Grangers' Picnic, Williams Grove, Pa., 1915

The Singer Band of Mechanicsburg at the Grangers' Picnic, Williams Grove, Pa., 1915
Drumhead: "Singer, Mechanicsburg, Pa." Caption at the bottom of the photo: "Grangers Picnic, 1915."

The Singer Band of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, posed for this photo in 1915 at the Grangers' Picnic, which was an annual event held each summer at the Wi…
Added on May  3, 2017

Tressler Orphans' Home Band, Loysville, Pa.

Tressler Orphans' Home Band, Loysville, Pa.
A real photo postcard of the "Tressler Orphans' Home Band, Loysville, Pa."

For another orphanage music group, see Girls' Saxophone Band, Evangelical Orphanage, Lewisburg, Pa.
Added on August 29, 2015

Circus Horses on Parade

Circus Horses on Parade
Men on horses--including three with a tuba, trombone, and drum--take part in a parade through town to let everyone know that the circus has arrived.

For another view of the same parade, see Circus Elephants on Parade (thumbnail image below).
Added on November  1, 2013

Earl Is as Naughty as He Can Be

Earl Is as Naughty as He Can Be
This real photo postcard doesn't bear a stamp, postmark, or date but was addressed to: "Mrs. Daniel Ohlinger. From Mrs. Edwin Ohlinger."

Handwritten message on back: "Dear Mother, We are all well at present, hoping this card will find you all the same. E…
Added on August 22, 2013