Potter Folk Fiddle

Description (Brief)
This folk fiddle was made by Alvin Potter of Morristown, Tennessee in 1919. The body is without ornamental purfling. The f-holes have been lined in the lower wing area. The instrument is strung with metal strings. The violin was acquired with the folk violin (catalog #66.411), both of which were collected from Morristown, Tennessee and said to be of local origin. This fiddle is made of a one-piece table of pine, one-piece back of slab-cut walnut, ribs, neck, pegbox and scroll of plain hardwood, and is unvarnished.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fiddle
date made
1919
maker
Potter, Alvin
Physical Description
pine (table material)
walnut (back material)
Measurements
overall: 24 in x 8 in x 3 1/4 in; 60.96 cm x 20.32 cm x 8.255 cm
Place Made
United States: Tennessee
ID Number
MI*66.061
accession number
261087
catalog number
66.061
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Violins
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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