Potter Folk Fiddle

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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
date made
1919
maker
Potter, Alvin
Place Made
United States: Tennessee
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
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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