Five-String Fretless Banjo

Description (Brief)
This banjo was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1880-1882. It is a five-string banjo with a rosewood veneered hoop, twenty-four brackets, German Silver covered fingerboard, and friction pegs. There is a medallion marked “J.H.F. [/] NY&C” on the peghead. J. Howard Foote sold musical instruments and general music merchandise at shops in New York and Chicago from 1835 to the early 1900s.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1880-1882
place made
United States
Measurements
overall: 35 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 89.535 cm x 29.21 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
MI.055720
catalog number
055720
accession number
11535
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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