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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Music Tooter: 1928

Music Tooter: 1928

Washington, D.C., 1928. Going out on a low note: "Women with contrabass tuba" is all it says here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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Beat up

Boy is thing beat up. I don't see a straight piece of tuba anywhere on it. And look at that finish. I wonder how many kids found out they didn't like playing in a band on that instrument.

A Hierarchy of Error

When you're holding your instrument 90 degrees off the correct position, puffing your cheeks is but a minor infraction.

I suppose that this is a relatively inoffensive example of humorous juxtaposition, and I'll admit to never having seen a female tuba or Sousaphone player, but I once knew a diminutive young woman who could really rock a baritone horn!

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