Arturo Toscanini's Batons

Description (Brief)
Internationally renowned conductor Arturo Toscanini (1867–1957) fled fascist Italy for the United States in 1937. That year, the National Broadcasting Company created a symphony orchestra for him to lead. The orchestra was featured on weekly radio broadcasts and popular sound recordings.
Currently not on view
Object Name
batons (5) w/ case
batons, framed
date made
ca 1939
ca 1940
user; performing artist
Toscanini, Arturo
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
glass (case top material)
overall: 1 in x 7 5/16 in x 24 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 18.6055 cm x 62.865 cm
overall: 1 1/16 in x 24 3/4 in x 7 1/4 in; 2.69875 cm x 62.865 cm x 18.415 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Radio broadcasts
1939 exhibit
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Natalia A. Bolognini

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