Book Form Music Folio

Book Form Music Folio

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Description (Brief)

This music folio 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 is made of blue cloth covered cardboard, stamped and labeled “Music,” in gilt.

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This item is described as made of “plain cloth back, imitation Morocco sides, fancy colors” in an 1880s Foote catalog, and sold as a music folios with spring backs (#7269) for $11.70 per dozen.

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Object Name
music folio
date made
place made
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 14 1/2 in x 11 5/8 in x 1 in; 36.83 cm x 29.5275 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of J. Howard Foote
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Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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