Five-String Fretless Banjo

Description (Brief)
This banjo was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1850-1900. It is made from wood and has painted black figures on the head, which is fastened with decorative nails.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
overall: 29 in x 9 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 73.66 cm x 24.13 cm x 6.35 cm
overall: 28 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in x 3 in; 72.39 cm x 24.765 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. Maxwell
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