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Drum Collection

"The Drum: A Symbol of Power, Unity, and Artistic Expression" The drum has long been a powerful symbol throughout history

Background imageDrum Collection: The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistic Corps. The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed in 1993, by the union of the following British Army corps: Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Background imageDrum Collection: The Nation Makers. Depicts the Battle of Brandywine of 1777 during the Revolutionary War

The Nation Makers. Depicts the Battle of Brandywine of 1777 during the Revolutionary War
PYLE: NATION MAKERS, 1906. The Nation Makers. Depicts the Battle of Brandywine of 1777 during the Revolutionary War. Oil on canvas by Howard Pyle, 1906

Background imageDrum Collection: Elvin Jones, c1968. Creator: Brian Foskett

Elvin Jones, c1968. Creator: Brian Foskett
Elvin Jones, c1968

Background imageDrum Collection: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Bandsman, Piper and Drummer of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Date: circa 1908

Background imageDrum Collection: Drum Castle

Drum Castle, dating from between the 13th and 17th centuries, with a 13th century keep, near Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDrum Collection: Poster, Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Board

Poster, Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Board, designed by H Woolhiser. circa 1950s

Background imageDrum Collection: Elvin Jones and his Jazz Machine, Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, USA, 1997. Creator: Brian Foskett

Elvin Jones and his Jazz Machine, Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, USA, 1997. Creator: Brian Foskett
Elvin Jones and his Jazz Machine, Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles, USA, 1997

Background imageDrum 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 imageDrum Collection: Various musical instruments

Various musical instruments

Background imageDrum 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 imageDrum Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster, WWI

British Military Recruitment Poster, WWI
His Majestys Coldstream Guards, God Save the King. Chromolithograph recruitment poster after Ernest Ibbetson, 1914. Showing central group in various uniforms

Background imageDrum Collection: 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiments regimental drum

1st Battalion Cheshire Regiments regimental drum
Original painting for the 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiments regimental drum showing 17 Battle Honours of the Regiment from Louisburg to Kut al Amara

Background imageDrum Collection: Battle of Bunker Hill: oil on canvas, 1898, by Howard Pyle

Battle of Bunker Hill: oil on canvas, 1898, by Howard Pyle
PYLE: BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL. Battle of Bunker Hill: oil on canvas, 1898, by Howard Pyle

Background imageDrum Collection: SIBERIA: SHAMAN. A shaman of the Tungus people of Siberia, with antlers and ritual drum

SIBERIA: SHAMAN. A shaman of the Tungus people of Siberia, with antlers and ritual drum. Copper engraving, Dutch, 1705, after a drawing by Nicolaes Witsen

Background imageDrum Collection: Life / Saint Patricks Day 1924

Life / Saint Patricks Day 1924
Two Irish men in tradition costume beat a drum carried between them as they march along on Saint Patricks Day

Background imageDrum Collection: Two kittens with a drumkit

Two kittens with a drumkit
Unusual Friends - two kittens with a drumkit. 1950s

Background imageDrum Collection: A group of Cameron Highlanders

A group of Cameron Highlanders
A group of Queens Own Cameron Highlanders

Background imageDrum Collection: Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy. From Playhour (1958-59)

Background imageDrum Collection: Jack DeJohnette, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1989. Creator: Brian Foskett

Jack DeJohnette, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1989. Creator: Brian Foskett
Jack DeJohnette, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1989

Background imageDrum Collection: Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis

Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis
Noises played for films: wonders of the cinema organ. Thunder, shots and tom-toms controlled by an organist: a film-theatre organ that creates sound effects. Date: 1929

Background imageDrum Collection: Ethiopia - Abbysinian Clergy

Ethiopia - Abbysinian Clergy Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDrum Collection: Trinidad Carnival Band

Trinidad Carnival Band
An oil drum band playing festive music at the annual Port of Spain Carnival, Trinidad, West Indies. Date: 1968

Background imageDrum Collection: EVRV2A-00182

EVRV2A-00182
British army marching in formation up Breeds Hill in the Battle of Bunker Hill, American Revolution, 1775 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageDrum Collection: Boys Band, Hull Sailors Orphanage

Boys Band, Hull Sailors Orphanage
Boys naval band at the Hull Sailors Orphanage, also known as Newland Homes. The Homes, a cottage homes development, were established in 1895 by a charity originally called The Port of Hull Society

Background imageDrum Collection: Recruiting Bands / Wwi

Recruiting Bands / Wwi
A poster asking for people to donate to or join a recruiting band, a popular method of recruiting men during World War One

Background imageDrum Collection: Drummer Boy / Grenadier

Drummer Boy / Grenadier
Drummer boy of the Grenadier Guards

Background imageDrum Collection: Drum band Olodum performing in Pelourinho during carnival, Bahia, Brazil, South America

Drum band Olodum performing in Pelourinho during carnival, Bahia, Brazil, South America

Background imageDrum Collection: George V presenting colours to Irish Guards

George V presenting colours to Irish Guards
King George V presenting new colours to the Irish Guards at Buckingham Palace

Background imageDrum Collection: Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfriessshire, Scotland, a fine example of early 15th century military architecture, triangular in shape, with a double moat, drum towers, etc

Background imageDrum Collection: British Legion Mens Brass Band - July 1947

British Legion Mens Brass Band - July 1947
Band playing at West Chiltington. Men with flags in background. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N28243

Background imageDrum Collection: Persian musicians

Persian musicians
Three seated Persian musicians, playing a hand drum, what looks like a daf and a kamanche. A tonbak, or goblet drum, lies discarded on the ground. Date: 1870s

Background imageDrum Collection: Boys Band, Training Ship Indefatigable

Boys Band, Training Ship Indefatigable
The Boys Band of the Training Ship Indefatigable pose for their photograph in a field, near a tent -- probably at a local fete where they were performing

Background imageDrum Collection: Steel band festival

Steel band festival, Point Fortin, Trinidad, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageDrum Collection: Traditional Japanese taiko drumming performance

Traditional Japanese taiko drumming performance, Matsuyama, Ehime prefecture, Shikoku island, Japan, Asia

Background imageDrum Collection: Shaman mask, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia (B. C. ), Canada, North America

Shaman mask, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia (B. C. ), Canada, North America
Shaman mask, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, North America

Background imageDrum Collection: Christmas cracker box label

Christmas cracker box label
Label for a box of Batgers crackers depicting three performing monkeys, one balancing with a parasol, another playing the ukelele and a third banginga drum

Background imageDrum Collection: Ben Riley, BBC TV Recording Jazz Goes to College Cambridge, 1966. Creator

Ben Riley, BBC TV Recording Jazz Goes to College Cambridge, 1966. Creator
Ben Riley, BBC TV Recording " Jazz Goes to College" Cambridge, 1966

Background imageDrum Collection: William Kemp or Kempe, Elizabethan comedian, 1600

William Kemp or Kempe, Elizabethan comedian, 1600
William Kemp or Kempe (d1603) Elizabethan comedian who danced from Norwich to London in 1599, (1600). Here Kemp, with bells on his legs, is dancing the Morris

Background imageDrum Collection: London Trade Card - William Bull, Musical Instruments

London Trade Card - William Bull, Musical Instruments - trumpets, kettledrums, French horns, speaking trumpets, hearing horns for deaf people, powder flasks

Background imageDrum Collection: THE BAMBOULA, 1885. Drawing, 1885, by Edward Windsor Kemble

THE BAMBOULA, 1885. Drawing, 1885, by Edward Windsor Kemble

Background imageDrum Collection: Midhurst Grammar School Cadets - July 1939

Midhurst Grammar School Cadets - July 1939
Line up of Cadets and Staff outside the School buildings. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N18440

Background imageDrum Collection: The 1st Battalion The Green Howards marching in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

The 1st Battalion The Green Howards marching in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, to exercise their right and privilege as freemen of the town. 28th February 1981

Background imageDrum Collection: One-Man-Band - With all his complicated apparatus and his collecting box stuck on the end

One-Man-Band - With all his complicated apparatus and his collecting box stuck on the end of his clarinet, the one-man-band makes a return to Cardiff - 13th March 1948

Background imageDrum Collection: Playing the Rabana drum - Sinhalese - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Playing the Rabana drum - Sinhalese - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Playing the Rabana drum - Sinhalese people - Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Maha (big) Rabana or Banku (bench) Rabana, played by two or more people at a time is used at wedding festivals

Background imageDrum Collection: Exotic Oriental Vase Dance

Exotic Oriental Vase Dance - postcard reproduction of a painting by Fabio Fabbi (1861-1946). Date: 1906

Background imageDrum 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 imageDrum Collection: JOHNSON: DRUMMER BOY, c1870. The Wounded Drummer Boy. Oil on canvas by Eastman Johnson, c1870

JOHNSON: DRUMMER BOY, c1870. The Wounded Drummer Boy. Oil on canvas by Eastman Johnson, c1870

Background imageDrum Collection: Oil barrels

Oil barrels. Oil products are obtained from crude oil, which is oil from the ground before it has been refined. It contains a varied mixture of hydrocarbons



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"The Drum: A Symbol of Power, Unity, and Artistic Expression" The drum has long been a powerful symbol throughout history, representing not only the beat that drives armies into battle but also the rhythm that unites musicians in harmony. From its role in military regiments to its presence on ancient battlefields, the drum holds a significant place in our collective memory. In 1777 during the Revolutionary War, The Royal Logistic Corps showcased their strength and determination at the Battle of Brandywine. Howard Pyle's oil painting captures this historic moment with vivid detail, highlighting the resounding beats of drums echoing through the battlefield. Fast forward to c1968 when Elvin Jones mesmerized audiences with his unparalleled drumming skills. Brian Foskett's photograph immortalizes this jazz legend as he effortlessly creates rhythmic magic on stage. Speaking of battles, Howard Pyle's oil painting depicting the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1898 showcases how drums played an essential role in rallying troops and instilling courage amidst chaos. Across borders and cultures, such as Scotland's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders or Sri Lanka's Geta Beraya players, drums have transcended time and geography to become symbols of national pride and cultural heritage. Drum Castle stands tall as a testament to history; it has witnessed countless battles while serving as a stronghold for generations past. Its walls reverberate with stories told through pounding rhythms on regimental drums like those used by the 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment during World War I. But beyond war and conflict lies another facet of drumming – music. Various musical instruments come together harmoniously to create melodies that touch our souls. Whether it be Jack DeJohnette captivating audiences at Queen Elizabeth Hall or Elvin Jones enchanting listeners at Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles – these moments remind us why we are drawn to music’s universal language.