Sunday, December 20, 2009

Civil War Drum in Indiana State Museum

Civil War drum

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Category: Tools & equipment for communication; Musical tools & equipment
Object Name: Drum
Maker: Unknown maker
Place Made: Unknown
Materials: Animal; wood; cloth; metal
Keyword: Music
Measurements: Overall: x 12 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in
Item Count: 1
Style/Title: Civil War drum

Civil war drum. a) The drum features a wooden shell, two animal hide drum heads, and two wooden hoops to secure the heads. The drum parts are held together by rope threaded through metal rings attached to the hoops. Leather tabs are wrapped around the rope laces. A painted ten-pointed star surrounded by a ring of diamonds and five-pointed stars is inlaid on one side of the shell. b) A red shoulder strap is attached by a metal hook to the drum. The strap is not the original one.

Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum

71.2009.082.0416a-b

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