Iris Bancroft's Viola

Description (Brief)
Iris Bancroft was sixteen when she made a plywood viola during a WPA program in her hometown of Chicago. She played the viola throughout her adult life
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Bancroft, Iris Nelson
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 27 in x 9 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 68.58 cm x 23.495 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 27 1/2 in x 9 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 69.85 cm x 23.8125 cm x 8.255 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Works Project Administration (WPA)
1939 exhibit
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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