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Snare Drum

mid to late 19th century
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Wood, skin, rope
H. ca. 20.2 cm (7-15/16 in.), Diam. at widest ca. 41 cm (16-1/8 in.); Diam. of heads ca. 38.8 cm (15-5/16 in.)
Membranophone-double-headed / cylindrical drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: (inscription on paper label glued inside shell) top line obscured by rim) (MANUF) ACTURER,/ NO. 6, COURT, NEAR WASHINGTON STREET,/ BOSTON, /OFFERS AT LOW PRICES, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL,/ AN EXTENSIVE ASSORTMENT OF/ UMBRELLAS,/Silk, Gingham, and Oil Cloth. . . Fashionable and Desirable Styles./PARASOLS,/ Every Variety of Fashion, Color and Quality./ WALKING CANES,/ with and without Swords . . .Mounted with Gold, Silver, and Ivory./ MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,/Violin, Bass Viol, and Double Bass Strings, of the very best quality/ EVERY ARTICLE (bottom line obscured by rim)
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 44.

American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 61, fig. 39, ill.

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