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Drummers Collection

Background imageDrummers Collection: Poster for Welsh Guards

Poster for Welsh Guards
Smart men wanted to join the Welsh Guards, pictured here in full uniform during the Changing of the Guard ceremony at St. James Palace

Background imageDrummers Collection: View of Tulloch Castle, Scotland, with pipers

View of Tulloch Castle, Scotland, with pipers
View of Tulloch Castle in the town of Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland, at the time of a royal wedding between Dom (Prince) Miguel of Braganza (1878-1923), Duke de Viseu

Background imageDrummers Collection: British Military Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Poster - Inter-war period
Grenadier Guards, smart men wanted. Colour chromolithograph poster after A W Baylis, 1927. Published by HMs Stationery Office

Background imageDrummers Collection: Sri Lanka - Geta Beraya and Udekkiya players

Sri Lanka - Geta Beraya and Udekkiya players
Traditional Sri Lankna drums and drummers. The standing player is holding a hill country drum called the Geta Beraya (a drum with a knot)

Background imageDrummers Collection: Grenadier Guards at St Michaels Mount

Grenadier Guards at St Michaels Mount
The 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards visit St Michaels Mount, West Cornwall

Background imageDrummers Collection: Australian Ladies Pipe Band - World Tour

Australian Ladies Pipe Band - World Tour - souvenir of the visit of the band under Drum-Major William Darwin F.R.G.S. and Pipe-Major Jessie Young

Background imageDrummers Collection: Devil Dancers, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Devil Dancers, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Devil Dancers of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), with drummers. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageDrummers Collection: Indian festival of Puri

Indian festival of Puri
Festividad de Carro en Puri : Spanish poster advertising the Chariot Festival in Puri, India. The temple-shaped chariots can be seen in the background while Indian drummers dance in front

Background imageDrummers Collection: Kandy - Sri Lanka - Buddhist Procession

Kandy - Sri Lanka - Buddhist Procession
Kandy is very popular due to the annual Buddhist pageant known as the Esala Perahera, in which one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic of Buddha is taken in a grand procession

Background imageDrummers Collection: Private, Drummers, Piper and Bugler, The Black Watch

Private, Drummers, Piper and Bugler, The Black Watch - Boer War Military print, photo by Knight, Aldershot

Background imageDrummers Collection: Drum-Major and Drummers, Coldstream Guards

Drum-Major and Drummers, Coldstream Guards - Boer War Military print, photo by Gregory and Co

Background imageDrummers Collection: Modern age. Spanish infantry. Fife and drum

Modern age. Spanish infantry. Fife and drum
Modern age. Spanish infantry. Fife (small flute) and drum. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2020

Background imageDrummers Collection: Army Cadet Band on Parade

Army Cadet Band on Parade Date: 1907

Background imageDrummers Collection: Snake charmers and drummers, India, c. 1890

Snake charmers and drummers, India, c. 1890
Snake charmers and drummers, India, c.1890

Background imageDrummers Collection: Tomb of Saxon leader Widukind, died 785

Tomb of Saxon leader Widukind, died 785
Tomb of Widukind, died 785. Leader of the Saxons and chief opponent of the Frankish king Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars. Sepolcro di Vitichindo

Background imageDrummers Collection: The king of the Ashanti people welcomes an English mission

The king of the Ashanti people welcomes an English mission
The King of the Ashanti (Ghana) welcomes an English mission led by Thomas Bowdich, 1817. Drummers and dancers with torches perform in front of nobles under parasols and flags

Background imageDrummers Collection: Public appearance of the king of Benin, Africa

Public appearance of the king of Benin, Africa, with drummers, trumpeters, panthers and dwarf. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageDrummers Collection: Maximilian visits Rome en route for Mexico

Maximilian visits Rome en route for Mexico
Maximilian and Charlotte visit Rome en route for Mexico as Emperor and Empress of Mexico. Two carriages move forward between two lines of soldiers barring the crowds of people from moving forwards

Background imageDrummers Collection: Tatler cover Party Time 1961

Tatler cover Party Time 1961
Front cover of The Tatler from December 1961 featuring a woman utterly absorbed in playing the drums. Date: 1961

Background imageDrummers Collection: Drummers of the King of Buntuku, Gold Coast, West Africa

Drummers of the King of Buntuku, Gold Coast, West Africa
Drummers of the King of Buntuku, Gold Coast (then part of the British Empire), West Africa. Each chief had his own drum call or motto. 1922

Background imageDrummers Collection: Musicians of Bornu, Yola Province, Nigeria, West Africa

Musicians of Bornu, Yola Province, Nigeria, West Africa
Musicians of Bornu, Yola Province, northern Nigeria, West Africa. One blows a trumpet while the other accompanies him on a drum. 1922

Background imageDrummers Collection: Feast day near Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, South America

Feast day near Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, South America -- indigenous people in large feathered headdresses, carrying large drums. Date: 1922

Background imageDrummers Collection: Cover design, Christmas cards, Whirligig of Time

Cover design, Christmas cards, Whirligig of Time
Cover design by Robert Dudley, Christmas cards, The Whirligig of Time. (1 of 5) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageDrummers Collection: CHASSEUR DRUM-MAJOR

CHASSEUR DRUM-MAJOR
The Tambour-Major (drum-major) of the Chasseurs a pied proudly leads his drummers in parade past the Empereur Date: circa 1807

Background imageDrummers Collection: The Carnival of Basel, Switzerland

The Carnival of Basel, Switzerland
The Carnival of Basel (German: Basler Fasnacht) is the biggest carnival in Switzerland and takes place annually between February and March in Basel

Background imageDrummers Collection: Gata Bera drummers and Sinhala Dancers - Sri Lanka

Gata Bera drummers and Sinhala Dancers - Sri Lanka. Date: circa 1907

Background imageDrummers Collection: The Carnival of Basel - the 4am Morgestreich

The Carnival of Basel - the 4am Morgestreich
The Carnival of Basel (German: Basler Fasnacht) is the biggest carnival in Switzerland and takes place annually between February and March in Basel

Background imageDrummers Collection: Three frogs playing music on an April Fool postcard

Three frogs playing music on an April Fool postcard
Three frogs playing musical instruments on a French April Fool postcard. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageDrummers Collection: Grenadier Guards, St Michaels Mount, Cornwall

Grenadier Guards, St Michaels Mount, Cornwall
Corps of Drums of the Grenadier Guards with Lord John Francis Arthur St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan (1919-2013), and his wife Lady Susan St Levan (d 2003), at their home on St Michaels Mount, Cornwall

Background imageDrummers Collection: Ghana - Gold Coast - Ashanti War Drums

Ghana - Gold Coast - Ashanti War Drums
The War Drums of the Ashanti tribesmen - Gold Coast, West Africa - Ghana

Background imageDrummers Collection: Beating the tom-tom, Sierra Leone, West Africa

Beating the tom-tom, Sierra Leone, West Africa
Natives in a village beating the tom-tom, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Date: circa 1920

Background imageDrummers Collection: Academic Rifle Corps marching, Malmo, Sweden

Academic Rifle Corps marching, Malmo, Sweden
Members of the Academic Rifle Corps and University Rifles marching in the streets of Malmo, Sweden, on 7 or 8 May 1921. Date: 1921

Background imageDrummers Collection: Arab Wedding - Drummers mounted on camels - Syria

Arab Wedding - Drummers mounted on camels - Syria
Arab Wedding procession - Two Drummers mounted on two camels - Syria. Date: circa 1900

Background imageDrummers Collection: Syrian Wedding Train - camels bearing drums and drummers

Syrian Wedding Train - camels bearing drums and drummers
A wildly ornate Syrian Wedding Train including these two camels bearing drums and drummers. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDrummers Collection: Band on parade in Liverpool, England

Band on parade in Liverpool, England. circa 2013

Background imageDrummers Collection: Photograph of Sudanese preparing for battle

Photograph of Sudanese preparing for battle. Photograph from an album associated with the 2nd Sudan War (1896-1899). Men with swords

Background imageDrummers Collection: Moorish Musicians and Snake Charmer - Morocco

Moorish Musicians and Snake Charmer - Morocco. The seated musicians are playing a pipe flute and a Bendir Frame Drum. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDrummers Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a drum

Christmas card in the shape of a drum, with holly and a little dog. circa 1890s

Background imageDrummers Collection: Grenadier guardsman drumming on a Victorian scrap

Grenadier guardsman drumming on a Victorian scrap. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageDrummers Collection: Piping band on parade, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Piping band on parade, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Piping band of men and boys on parade in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 1969

Background imageDrummers Collection: Two Little Drummer Boys by Walter Howard

Two Little Drummer Boys by Walter Howard
Promotional postcard for Two Little Drummer Boys by Walter Howard. First produced New Theatre, Loughborough, 23rd October 1899

Background imageDrummers Collection: Band of female musicians with drums

Band of female musicians with drums
Band of female musicians in naval uniform, with drums. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDrummers Collection: Band of musicians marching along a road

Band of musicians marching along a road, with a double decker bus following behind. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDrummers Collection: Boy scout band at camp

Boy scout band at camp
A boy scout band at camp, with drums and bugles. Date: 20th century

Background imageDrummers Collection: 13th Highlanders Band of scouts on the march

13th Highlanders Band of scouts on the march with drums

Background imageDrummers Collection: Scouts and cubs on church parade, Bermuda

Scouts and cubs on church parade, Bermuda
Scouts from Ireland Island leading the procession for church parade, with cubs on the left in white uniform, Bermuda, May 1927. Date: 1927

Background imageDrummers Collection: Scouts of the 1st Nairobi Troop, East Africa

Scouts of the 1st Nairobi Troop, East Africa
Two scouts of the 1st Nairobi Troop, Kenya, then in British East Africa, with drums

Background imageDrummers Collection: Dancers and drummers, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Dancers and drummers, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Date: circa 1890s



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