DRUMMER BOY: PORTRAIT OF JOHN NORRIS AT TWO YEARS OF AGE

This endearing vintage real photo postcard captures a barefoot little boy and his drum. He is looking quite proud and serious. The drum does not look like a toy. Perhaps it saw some action during the civil war. The reverse of the postcard has an inscription revealing that the child is named John M. Norris and that he is two years old. The inscription also states that this photograph was taken in 1914. The AZO stamp box offers a confirmation of the date. This stamp box was utilized between 1904 and 1918. This postcard was purchased near Austin, Texas.

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YOUNG MUSICIAN AND HIS DRUM IN MONTPELIER, VERMONT

A young drummer poses for his photograph at the studio of Harlow in Montpelier, Vermont. The serious looking boy is likely proud to be wearing his band uniform. The reverse of the card has an inscription identifying the lad as Walter Huntley. To view other photographs by Harlow, click on the category “Photographer: Harlow”.

Published in: on November 14, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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DRUMMER BOY IN PENNSYLVANIA

DRUMMER BOYThis cabinet card captures a smartly dressed little boy playing the drum. The photographer was E. Martin of Sheffield, Pennsylvania.

Published in: on May 16, 2009 at 12:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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Salvation Army Band Members in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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This Cabinet card is a photograph of three members of the Salvation Army Band. This is a terrific image of the band members, their instruments and their uniforms. The instruments are a baritone, trumpet and drum. The photographer was J. H. Young of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian Church Denomination organized in a quasi-military manner. The group does charitable and social service work aiding the poor. The organization was founded in 1865 in London, England, as Christian Mission.  In 1878 the group became the Salvation Army. The organization has expanded worldwide into 111 nations.

Published in: on February 3, 2009 at 1:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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