This drum stick was made in the United States around 1900 to 1910. It is made of wood.
This drum stick was used by William T. Armstrong (1879-1965), orchestra leader and musician in vaudeville and silent film theaters. Armstrong grew up in South River, New Jersey and began playing drums at the age of 14. He continued his musical career through the mid-1910s, after which, Armstrong began work in banking and finance. This artifact is part of a collection of drums, sound effect instruments, and other percussion instruments used by Armstrong.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- drum stick
- date made
- place made
- United States
- Physical Description
- wood (overall material)
- overall: 16 1/2 in x 5/8 in; 41.91 cm x 1.5875 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Pamela A. Carlin and Evelyn A. Mark in memory of William T. Armstrong
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- Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
- Music & Musical Instruments
- Popular Entertainment
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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