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Violin played by the enslaved man Jesse Burke

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Jesse Burke, American, 1834 - 1909  Search this
Medium:
Violin: wood, steel, and mother of pearl;
Bow: wood, horsehair, metal, and mother of pearl;
Case: wood, metal, and wool cotton blend flannel
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Violin): 3 × 24 × 8 1/4 in. (7.6 × 61 × 21 cm)
H x W x D (Bow): 1 1/16 × 29 1/4 × 9/16 in. (2.7 × 74.3 × 1.4 cm)
H x W x D (Case (closed)): 4 1/4 × 30 3/4 × 9 1/2 in. (10.8 × 78.1 × 24.1 cm)
Type:
bows (chordophone components)
violins
Place used:
Lexa, Phillips County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1850-1860
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Men  Search this
Music  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Shirley Burke, Great-Granddaughter, on Behalf of Jesse Burke's Descendants
Object number:
2014.232.1ab-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5835a516e-26cb-4987-a5c7-af1c4e24e48f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.232.1ab-.2
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