Military Drum


This drum was made by an unknown maker possibly in France, around 1854-1870. It has a brass shell with a cast brass eagle and 4 grenades, and skin heads. The wood hoops are painted red, white and blue, and drilled with 10 holes each for rope which is laced through leather ears, used to tighten the hoops. The attribution date for this drum is subject to study.

Date Made: 1854-1870

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Bequest of Charles Bremner Hogg Jackson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0399.0029Accession Number: 1980.0399Catalog Number: 1980.0399.0029

Object Name: drum

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)paint (overall material)


Record Id: nmah_606775

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