Double-Bouted Plucked Dulcimer made by Jethro Amburgey

Double-Bouted Plucked Dulcimer made by Jethro Amburgey

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Description (Brief)
This double-bouted (hourglass shape) plucked dulcimer was made by Jethro Amburgey in Hindman, Kentucky in 1950. It has three strings and a rattlesnake rattle inside. There is a handwritten label inside of the dulcimer that reads, "#184 [/] Jethro Amburgey [/] Hindman, Ky. [/] March 23, 1950"
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Object Name
Amburgey, Jethro
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 2 3/8 in x 6 5/8 in x 32 5/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 16.8275 cm x 82.8675 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Virginia O. Jeffreys
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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