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Created by:
Vic Firth Company, American, founded 1963  Search this
Used by:
Art Blakey, American, 1919 - 1990  Search this
Medium:
wood
Dimensions:
2012.36.4a: 16 x 1/2 x 1/2 in. (40.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm)
2012.36.4b: 16 x 1/2 x 1/2 in. (40.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm)
Type:
drumsticks
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1980s
Description:
A pair of wooden drumsticks, the last to be used by Art Blakey. The drumsticks are cylindrical with one rounded end and one tapered end with a small bulbous tip. Stamped labels in black read "VIC / FIRTH" and "AMERICAN CLASSIC 5A / USA". One of the sticks is scratched and gouged heavily, with material missing from the tip.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Peter Bradley
Object number:
2012.36.4ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5665b0e78-9453-4089-863f-781e34ac34bf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.36.4ab