Object of the Week

Trumpet (1950s)

It’s time to honor the musician in all of us. May 22nd is National Buy a Musical Instrument Day. This holiday is all about promoting the arts and celebrating musicians of all sort, from the concert violinist to the garage band drummer to the recorder-playing beginner. Music is such a beautiful part of the human experience, so why not celebrate this day by picking your guitar strings, stroking your piano keys or just banging your pots and pans?

This silver trumpet was made by F.E. Olds & Son, a once prominent instrument manufacturer that supplied many children with their first instrument in school from 1910 until 1978 when the company closed. This trumpet was used by a member of a local marching band. Though the instrument is old, it is fun to imagine how happy the owner must have been to receive it.











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