This banjo was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1880-1882. It is a Five-String Banjo with a metal covered wood hoop, twenty-four brackets, walnut fingerboard, and friction pegs. There is a medallion on the bottom of the fingerboard:
John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This instrument was sold as a “Stage Banjo” (#6972).
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