Gibson Flying V

Date:
1958
Publisher/Studio:
Kalamazoo, MI: Gibson Inc.

Designed by Gibson president Ted McCarty, the Flying V was the firm's first boldly shaped electric guitar, introduced in 1958. It was developed as part of a modernistic line of guitars which included the Explorer and the never-manufactured Moderne. But the design proved too extreme—sales lagged and production ended within two years. Then in the late 1960s, musicians like Albert King and Jimi Hendrix helped revive the popularity of the Flying V, and this induced guitar makers to develop other adventurous designs.

Location:
National Museum of American History Room 334, MRC 604 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20013-7012
Identifier:
10.033
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

11th North Carolina Regiment Band - Vol. 3

Date:
1987
Creator:
Downing, Robert, Chief Musician
Publisher/Studio:
Fayetteville, NC:

Recorded songs from the Civil War including "Who will care for mother now?", "When I saw Sweet Nellie Home", etc.

Description (physical):

Audio cassette tape

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

African American Spirituals: The Concert Tradition

Date:
1994
Creator:
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Publisher/Studio:
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The African American concet spiritual tradition began with a tour by Fisk College students in 1871 and continues today on college and university campuses throughout the United States.

Description (physical):

1 sound disk: digital; 4.75"

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

African American Folk Rhythms

Date:
1998
Creator:
Jenkins, Ella
Publisher/Studio:
: BMG Music

Ella Jenkins, world famous as a children's performer, and the Goodwill Spiritual Choir of Chicago collaborate in this lively presentation of African American music for adults and older children.

Description (physical):

1 sound disk: digital; 4.75"

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Jaw Harp

Date:
c. 1860s

Small and easy-to-carry, the wrought iron jaw harp produced a jaunty accompaniment to campfire songs. This instrument was excavated from a campsite near Winchester, Virginia.

Description (physical):

Wrought iron. L 7.9, W 5.3, T 0.6 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0067
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Fife

Date:
c. 1860s

This was carried by Franklin Horner, Company H, 41st Pennsylvania Infantry.

Description (physical):

Wood, silver. L 41.7, DIAM 2.1 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0068
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Concertina

Date:
c. 1860s

In the hands of a talented soldier, this concertina produced lively melodies.

Description (physical):

Rosewood, mother of pearl, fabric. L 24.1, W 11.4, H 8.3

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0069
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Song Book Of Popular, Comic And Sentimental Songs

Date:
1863
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Beadle and Company

This song book offered a collection of patriotic songs.

Description (physical):

Paper. H 32, W 25 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0070
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Clappers

Date:
c. 1860s

Virtually indestructible, these curved hardwood “bones” were slapped against a person’s leg to provide a musical rhythm.

Description (physical):

Bone. L 18 cm, T 2.5 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0072
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park