Tambourine

Tambourine

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This tambourine was made by an unknown maker in the United States, from 1878 to 1882, and sold by the J. Howard Foote Company in New York and Chicago. It has a metal covered wood hoop, 6 sets of brass jingles, and a calf-skin head attached with brass tacks.

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This item was sold as a tambourine (#7231½).

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tambourine
date made
1878-1882
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
calf-skin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 7/8 in x 12 in; 4.7625 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
MI.055755
accession number
11535
catalog number
055755
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Percussion
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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