American Fife

Description (Brief):

This fife was made by an unknown maker in the United States, from 1878 to 1882. It is a C-sharp fife made of rosewood with German silver-plated ferrules..

Description (Brief)

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This fife listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, were as sold as an American Fife (#7184), for $5.00 per dozen

Date Made: 1878 - 1882

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of J. Howard Foote

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.055744Accession Number: 11535Catalog Number: 55744

Object Name: fife

Physical Description: rosewood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 15/16 in x 3/4 in; 37.94125 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_1119347

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