Folk Violin

Folk Violin

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fiddle
Date made
1875-1899
Place Made
United States: Tennessee
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
ID Number
2016.0031.15
catalog number
66.411
2016.0031.15
accession number
2016.0031
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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