I think the drum reads: The Salvation Army Corp No 1357 ?
printed in England
This is a real photo postcard that was never mailed but has writing on the back:
Have sent you this P.C. we thought you might like to see our Bandsmen in their uniform
with love from ...
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Salvation Army brass bands are in the British tradition and limited to cornets, flugelhorns, tenor horns (known as alto horns in U.S.A), baritones, trombones, euphoniums, tubas (known as basses in brass bands), and percussion; but not trumpets or French horns, since they are orchestral and concert band instruments.
With the exception of the bass trombone and percussion, all parts are transposing and written in the treble clef, which means that for every instrument, from the big basses right up to the soprano cornet, the fingering for the written notes is similar. This system, which is unique to UK-style brass bands, ensures most parts can be covered when there is less than a full complement of players