Thursday, April 1, 2010

Back Page - Trombones

Boy with Trombone

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This is such a happy picture.

I started wondering how many pictures there were in the archives that show a trombone. There were only a few.

two kids and a trombone

Herbie Outofit and his teeny weeny band
There's actually two trombones in this photograph. One the back row, see the first and fifth musician from the right. They are only partially visible.


The first brass band was organized in Eden about 1887 and was known as the Eden Cornet Band. It was composed of the following members: Samuel H. Moore, E-flat cornet; Joseph W. Green, E-flat cornet; Elwood Barnard, solo B-flat cornet; Walter Cranfill, first cornet; Oliver N. Trueblood, first alto; Ernest J. Alford, second alto; James Cranfill, first tenor; James W. Jackson, first tenor; Joseph E. Jarrett, second tenor; Yancy Cranfill, baritone; James W. Johnson, E-flat tube; Hiram Jarrett, bass drum; Albert E. Chappell, snare drum.

This band was organized, financed, instructed and managed by Elwood Barnard for a number of years, with the exception of a term of lessons given by Isaac Davis, of Greenfield. During this time there were quite a number of additions and changes, Walter N. Bridges taking up alto; Oren Moore, slide trombone; John W. Huston, tuba; Fred Huston, tenor; Samuel H. Trueblood, snare drum, Albert E. Chappell having dropped out.

The band did a profitable business during its life, furnishing music for rallies, Sunday school picnics, public speakings, and played a number of times for the Hancock County Fair Association.

Guy with trombone
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Jane and Kaye



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  1. Now that's a category I hadn't thought of!

    You can almost hear the giggles from the little one. Very joyful.

  2. Yes, that snap of the little boy is a treasure. I thought it might actually be Spanky McFarland at first but I eventually decided it wasn't.

  3. This a neat collection. In my unofficial opinion, a trombone is the next most photographed musician in vintage photos, just after a cornet player.
    The transformation effect on the photo of the children in bed with a trombone (that doesn't sound right does it?) was really neat. How did you do that? Is it a Fickr player that is embedded into your post?

    1. Thanks Mike Brubaker. Yes the trombone is high on the list. I would also include as an oft photographed instrument, the "'cordine" as Pete Barbutti used to call it. And the little video was done with a couple of little programs I got off the net from Two-Cows, I think, one for the morph affect and another for the pan and scan. They were on a previous computer and I can't remember the names. Both effects are used extensively by Ken Burns in his documentaries. It is stored on Flickr as are all of the photographs in LOST GALLERY.



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