About This Image
This is a nicely composed photograph showing the Battle Creek Military Band in concert formation in front of the Luna Theater in Battle Creek. The Luna was built in 1914 from which we can infer that this photo was taken in the late '10s or early '20s. When it was built, the Luna was as a state-of-the-art facility with both a stage for live productions and a screen and projection booth for showing movies. While the building still stands, it has been converted into apartments and has lost its impressive facade.
The printed caption on a postcard made from this image identifies the group as "Warnock's Military Band."
Related images: Battle Creek Fourth of July parade 1908, Two Battle Creek bandsmen
Image courtesy of Lynn Albers
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