Youbert B-Flat Cornet

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Description (Brief)
This cornet was made by Henri Youbert for the L. Grunewald Co., Ltd. In New Orleans, Louisiana around 1900 to 1915. It is a B-flat cornet made of nickel plated brass with 3 piston valves. This cornet is engraved:

Hri Youbert [/] especially made for [/] L. Grunewald Co. [/] Limited [/] New Orleans, La.

Louis Grunewald (1827-1915) immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1852. Grunewald became a prominent businessman in New Orleans as the owner of the Grunewald Hotel (later becoming The Roosevelt New Orleans), a music publishing house and music instrument seller, the L. Grunewald Co., Ltd., and his own theater, Grunewald Hall.
Currently not on view
date made
Youbert, Henri
place made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 13 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 7 in; 34.29 cm x 12.065 cm x 17.78 cm
overall: 13 1/4 in x 4 13/16 in x 7 1/4 in; 33.655 cm x 12.22375 cm x 18.415 cm
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accession number
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Credit Line
Gift of Robert Erickson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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