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Wood violin case from the Sugg McDonald house

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
George S. Bond  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
wood with metal , felt and paper (fiber product)
H x W x D: 4 3/4 × 31 7/8 × 9 1/4 in. (12.1 × 81 × 23.5 cm)
cases (containers)
musical instruments
Place collected:
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1850-1900
A black wood violin case with metal handle and locking mechanism. In addition to locking mechanism, the case has two metal swinging latches. The interior of violin case has red felt lining where the violin’s body is placed. The rest of the interior is wood lined with tan paper. The interior has two containers that are attached to walls of case. A white paper label is adhered to inside of case. The label features logo for case maker George S. Bond and black print that reads: [Original / G.S.B / Improved / Trade Mark. / None genuine / unless the / impress of this / trade mark / is on / the bottom of / the Case. The left side of the label has worn away. The bottom of the case has the George S. Bond trademark stamped into it.
African American  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bob and Sherri Brennan in memory of Vernon Sugg McDonald
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture