Snare Drum, "Welcome Lafayette"

Date:
1824
Creator:
Abner Stevens Music Shop and Store, Pittfield, Massachusetts

The drum cylinder is made from brown varnished bent wood shell with a six and one half inch overlap secured with brass headed tacks arranged in vertical rows as well as in a circle around the ivory breather hole and in teardrop patterns above and below breather. Hoops are 1 and 1/2" high, red, and secured with small pegs. Six leather rope tighteners survive and are not decorated. Four gut snares are attached to the bottom hoop. Read more »

Description (physical):

Wood, skin, rope, leather, ivory, brass, iron (tacks). Overall H: 14 3/4"; diameter: 18"; drum head diameter: 17"

Location:
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 01566
Identifier:
1.105.13
Institution:
Old Sturbridge Village
credits:
Collection of Old Sturbridge Village