Date: 1824

Location: New England, Berkshire County, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Artist: Abner Stevens

Materials: Wood, velllum, rope, leather, ivory, brass, iron, paint

Measurements: H: 14 3/4"; Dia: 18"; Diam (drum head): 17"

Snare drum with bentwood cylinder, red painted hoops, vellum drum heads, ropes with leather tighteners. Decorated with brass tacks. Painted decoration includes eight-pointed star, stylized sunbursts, ribbon/bow motifs and the words “WELCOME LAFAYETTE.” Paper label on the interior “ABNER STEVENS, Keeps constantly on hand for sale, at his MUSIC SHOP AND STORE, in Pittsfield, Mass., Bass and Tenour (sic), DRUMS, FIFES, and most kinds of musical instruments, Strings, Reeds, Bows &c. &c. Made in the neatest manner, and sold cheap for cash. 1824.

 

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