Folk Violin

Description (Brief):

This folk violin was made in Morristown, Tennessee around 1875-1899. The body of this instrument is constructed entirely of American ash, with a flat table and back. The “ribs” are sawn to shape from one solid piece of ash. The table bears simple “S” sound-holes with ornamental dots inside the upper wings. This instrument, with slender violin shape, bears long exaggerated center bouts. The violin was acquired with the folk violin by Alvin Potter (catalog #66.61); both of these instruments were collected from Morristown, Tennessee and said to be of local origin.

Date Made: 1875-1899

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Tennessee

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0031.15Catalog Number: 66.4112016.0031.15Accession Number: 2016.0031

Object Name: fiddle

Physical Description: ash (body material)maple (part material)Measurements: overall: 22 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 57.785 cm x 17.145 cm x 6.985 cm


Record Id: nmah_605633

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