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Left-handed baritone Mirafone case used at Florida A&M University

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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Florida A&M University, American, founded 1887  Search this
Owned by:
William Patrick Foster, American, 1919 - 2010  Search this
wood, metal, plastic and cloth
H x W x D: 23 1/4 × 9 7/16 × 9 7/16 in. (59 × 24 × 24 cm)
brass instruments
musical instruments
Place used:
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
20th century
A black left-handed baritone Mirafone case used at Florida A&M University. The case is constructed of wood, plastic, metal, and is rhomboid in shape. There is one handle on the side with the metal snap locks – which are brass colored and show corrosion. There are areas of exposed filling at each end the case, and rounded protruding floor raisers. The interior of the case is lined in soft red fabric with spots of wear throughout. A round decal is nailed to one side of the lower interior end, featuring white stars and a red emblem; the decal reads in white bold: [AUSTRALIAN MADE]. Two black snap closure pockets are sewn into the case on both sides, alongside a small red fabric padded pocket for accessories.
African American  Search this
Band (Music)  Search this
Education  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Marching bands (Music)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Anthony Foster in memory of William P. Foster
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture