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Hello

A recent acquisition

 

Louis Fortmann, Jr., Principal Musician, 9th Infantry Division 1895, this from period writing on reverse

 

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That would be 9th Infantry REGIMENT. There were no divisions till 1917.

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Salvage Sailor

Evening band practice while bivouacked along the Waianae mountains, Schofield Barracks, T.H.

 

Winds Section - Saxaphones, flutes, clarinets & the tubas

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Evening band practice while bivouacked along the Waianae mountains, Schofield Barracks, T.H

Horn Section - the brass tubas, trumpets, trombones and bugles

 

Take notice of the leather musicians satchel on their left hips.

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Evening band practice while bivouacked along the Waianae mountains, Schofield Barracks, T.H

 

Bandmaster and the Bass Drum, there is undoubtedly a snare drummer facing him who is blocked in the photo

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Evening band practice while bivouacked along the Waianae mountains, Schofield Barracks, T.H

 

The band warming up, a few spectators lounging in the tents

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Just found today! Wearing 10th Corps patches. Bass Drum reads; Signalaires, 4th Signal Bn. Corps. With the WW2 style DUI.

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Evening band practice while bivouacked along the Waianae mountains, Schofield Barracks, T.H

 

 

Bandmaster and the Bass Drum, there is undoubtedly a snare drummer facing him who is blocked in the photo

 

The snare in the photo should be this one...

 

The "U.S." was removed, or lost to time. The hoop claws on the Army drums during this period were different than the civilian versions.

 

Also a great picture of the drums in production, caption reads;

 

- Drum beats for Uncle Sam -

 

William F. Ludwig, 62 year old owner and founder of the WFL Drum Co. of Chicago, whose company is working on a large order placed with it by the U.S. Army, shown testing the final quality of one of the completed instruments. August 17, 1941.

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Salvage Sailor

Excellent! They may have also made the Bass drums too.

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I know that both WFL and Slingerland supplied snare drums to the Army during WWII. The Slingerlands are stamped W669-QM-19239 on the inside (which is the Army designation for the Slingerland model 634).

 

I'm not 100% sure about Bass drums, but, I suspect that both WFL and Slingerland supplied those as well.

 

Here's a picture of the Slingerland model (I don't own the Slingerland, just the WFL above)

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Just found today! Wearing 10th Corps patches. Bass Drum reads; Signalaires, 4th Signal Bn. Corps. With the WW2 style DUI.

This is in Korea during the war, note the wearing of the X Corps patch with White portion Up, a trait of the Korean War X Corps.

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See the posts in this topic showing this.

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/514-x-corps/

 

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Sorry folks.....for some reason I am having some issues posting pics https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200215/e1f1b1e16b55eff388469ec227b1a14e.file Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

 

 

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Salvage Sailor

4th US Cavalry Mounted Band, Honolulu 1913

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world war I nerd

Classic image of a WW I era bandsman wearing the 1910 Enlisted Men's Garrison Belt and a 1904 Musicians Pouch.

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world war I nerd

6th Corps MP and a Doughboy mandolinist hanging out with a woman they called "the American Mother" and her family in Luxembourg, 1919.

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