Alan Mays' photos with the trumpets

Accordion Kids (Cropped)

Accordion Kids (Cropped)
Three kids, two with accordions and one with a trumpet.

Take a look at the full version of the snapshot.
Added on August 20, 2018

Accordion Kids

Accordion Kids
A snapshot of three kids, two with accordions and one with a trumpet. Looks like the smiling boys in front are enjoying themselves, but I'm not sure whether the girl in back is having any fun.

Notice the toy cannon that's situated near the edge of the po…
Added on August 20, 2018

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

Yankee Doodle Came to Town on the Fourth of July

Yankee Doodle Came to Town on the Fourth of July
"Yankee Doodle came to town. July 4."
Added on September 29, 2017

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

A Musical Blow-Out

A Musical Blow-Out
Handwritten note on the back of this real photo postcard: "Austin, Lomah, & Jonas, a musical blow-out."
Added on January  4, 2017

Pomeroy's Juvenile Hour Performers

Pomeroy's Juvenile Hour Performers
"Pomeroy's Juvenile Hour. WEEU. Bernie, program director. Photo by Pomeroy's."

Pomeroy's was a department store that had locations in Reading, Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre, and other Pennsylvania cities. This real photo postcard, which shows the Reading stor…
Added on January 22, 2016

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

Grand Social Banquet Ticket, Nashua, N.H., March 15, 1860

Grand Social Banquet Ticket, Nashua, N.H., March 15, 1860
"Grand Social Banquet at the Central House, City of Nashua, N.H., on Thursday, March 15, 1860. Cards of admission, two dollars. Tickets, $2.00. 18155."
Added on November 13, 2014

All Stars at Augustaville Dance, Jan. 21, 1933

All Stars at Augustaville Dance, Jan. 21, 1933
"All Stars at Augustaville dance. Coleman caller. 1-21-'33."

The musicians ("All Stars") and caller ("Coleman," with megaphone) for a dance that evidently took place in Augustaville, Pennsylvania, in 1933.
Added on September 19, 2014

W. R. Shaw, Violin and Banjoist, Pennsylvania Syncopators

W. R. Shaw, Violin and Banjoist, Pennsylvania Syncopators
A list of "Coming Musical Events" in the Reading, Pa., Eagle for Sunday, Oct. 21, 1922, p. 34, mentions this music group: "Next Saturday evening the Pennsylvania Syncopators, of Lebanon, one of the best orchestras in the Lebanon Valley, will play [at the…
Added on June  9, 2016

Guess Who Sends This Valentine?

Guess Who Sends This Valentine?
A small calling card-sized, Victorian-era valentine, circa 1870s-1880s.
Added on February 12, 2014

A Happy New Year, 1876, Henry M. Bloser

A Happy New Year, 1876, Henry M. Bloser
Added on December 31, 2013