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Boucher Five-String Fretless Banjo

Maker:
Boucher, Jr., William  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
animal skin (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 37 1/2 in x 13 in x 3 1/2 in; 95.25 cm x 33.02 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Date made:
1845
Related Publication:
Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.
Credit Line:
Gift of William Boucher, Jr.
ID Number:
MI.094764
Catalog number:
94764
Accession number:
22989
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Gibson Tenor Banjo, used by Vivian Hayes

User:
Hayes, Vivian Chenoweth  Search this
Maker:
Gibson, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
walnut (overall material)
rosewood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
ivoroid (overall material)
animal skin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 32 in x 13 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 81.28 cm x 34.925 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: Michigan, Kalamazoo
Date made:
1927
Credit Line:
Gift of the family of Vivian Chenoweth Hayes
ID Number:
1992.0481.01
Accession number:
1992.0481
Catalog number:
1992.0481.01
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National Museum of American History
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Gibson Tenor Banjo, used by Frances Chenoweth

User:
Chenoweth, Frances  Search this
Coan, Frances Chenoweth  Search this
Maker:
Gibson, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
walnut (overall material)
rosewood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
ivoroid (overall material)
animal skin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 34 1/2 in x 13 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 87.63 cm x 34.925 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: Michigan, Kalamazoo
Date made:
1927
Credit Line:
From the family of Frances Chenoeth Coan
ID Number:
1992.0482.01
Accession number:
1992.0482
Catalog number:
1992.0482.01
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African-American Banjo

Physical Description:
wood (part material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 in x 10 in x 3 1/2 in; 78.74 cm x 25.4 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1835-1865
Subject:
African American  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert S. Jamieson
ID Number:
1990.0164.01
Accession number:
1990.0164
Catalog number:
1990.0164.01
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National Museum of American History
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Creed Five-String Fretless Banjo, used by Fred Cockerham

User:
Cockerham, Fred  Search this
Maker:
Creed, Kyle  Search this
Physical Description:
formica (overall material)
mylar (overall material)
wood (part material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 36 3/4 in x 12 in x 2 1/2 in; 93.345 cm x 30.48 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: Virginia, Galax
Date made:
1960-1962
Credit Line:
Gift of The Fred Cockerham Family
ID Number:
1988.0427.01
Accession number:
1988.0427
Catalog number:
1988.0427.01
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National Museum of American History
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Reproduction African-American Banjo

Maker:
Klinger, Robert  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (part material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 in x 10 in x 3 1/2 in; 78.74 cm x 25.4 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1981
ID Number:
1981.3019.01
Nonaccession number:
1981.3019
Catalog number:
1981.3019.01
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National Museum of American History
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Huron Mountain Banjo

Maker:
Huron, John  Search this
Physical Description:
cherry (overall material)
rosewood (overall material)
animal skin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 37 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in x 2 in; 95.25 cm x 24.765 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: Tennessee, Bristol
Date made:
1996
Credit Line:
Gift of William D. Crisp
ID Number:
1997.3031.01
Catalog number:
1997.3031.01
Nonaccession number:
1997.3031
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National Museum of American History
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Vega-Vox IV Tenor Banjo

Maker:
Vega Instrument Co., Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
maple (overall material)
mahogany (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 34 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 87.63 cm x 34.29 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1965
Credit Line:
Gift of Sharon L. Faina, In loving memory of H. E. Burton from his family
ID Number:
1998.0074.01
Catalog number:
1998.0074.01
Accession number:
1998.0074
Serial number:
A-125768
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National Museum of American History
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American Five-String Fretless Banjo

Physical Description:
rosewood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 35 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 90.17 cm x 29.21 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1880-1882
Related Publication:
Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Howard Foote
ID Number:
MI.055718
Catalog number:
055718
Accession number:
11535
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National Museum of American History
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American Five-String Fretless Banjo

Physical Description:
nickel (overall material)
walnut (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 35 in x 11 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 88.9 cm x 28.575 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1880-1882
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Howard Foote
ID Number:
MI.055719
Catalog number:
055719
Accession number:
11535
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National Museum of American History
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American Five-String Fretless Banjo

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 35 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 89.535 cm x 29.21 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1880-1882
Related Publication:
Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Howard Foote
ID Number:
MI.055720
Catalog number:
055720
Accession number:
11535
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National Museum of American History
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American Five-String Fretless Banjo

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 35 3/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 90.805 cm x 29.21 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1880-1882
Related Publication:
Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Howard Foote
ID Number:
MI.055721
Catalog number:
055721
Accession number:
11535
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National Museum of American History
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American Five-String Fretless Piccolo Banjo

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 28 in x 8 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 71.12 cm x 21.59 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1880-1882
Related Publication:
Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Howard Foote
ID Number:
MI.055723
Catalog number:
055723
Accession number:
11535
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National Museum of American History
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American Four-String Fretless Banjo

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
animal skin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 35 in x 11 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 88.9 cm x 29.21 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: Alabama, Marengo county
Date made:
1850-1884
ID Number:
MI.075008
Catalog number:
075008
Accession number:
14145
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National Museum of American History
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Boucher Five-String Fretless Banjo

Maker:
Boucher, Jr., William  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
animal skin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 34 1/2 in x 11 in x 3 in; 87.63 cm x 27.94 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Date made:
1846
Related Publication:
Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.
Credit Line:
Gift of William Boucher, Jr.
ID Number:
MI.094765
Catalog number:
094765
Accession number:
22989
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National Museum of American History
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Boucher Five-String Fretless Banjo

Maker:
Boucher, Jr., William  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
animal skin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 38 1/2 in x 14 in x 3 1/4 in; 97.79 cm x 35.56 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Date made:
1847
Related Publication:
Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.
Credit Line:
Gift of William Boucher, Jr.
ID Number:
MI.094766
Catalog number:
094766
Accession number:
22989
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National Museum of American History
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Mather Five-String Fretless Banjo

Maker:
Mather, Fred P.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
animal skin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 34 in x 12 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 86.36 cm x 31.115 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1860
Subject:
Music  Search this
Related Publication:
Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.
Credit Line:
Gift of Estate of Fred P. Mather through Adelaide Mather
ID Number:
MI.207888
Catalog number:
207888
Accession number:
37279
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National Museum of American History
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American Five-String Fretless Banjo

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
animal skin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 36 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in x 3 in; 92.71 cm x 31.75 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1848-1855
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank E. Savale
ID Number:
MI.380526
Catalog number:
380526
Accession number:
153640
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Five-String Fretless Banjo

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 29 in x 9 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 73.66 cm x 24.13 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1850 - 1900
late 19th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary E. Maxwell
ID Number:
MI.381927
Catalog number:
381927
Accession number:
160028
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Hammig Five-String Fretless Banjo

Maker:
Hammig, E.  Search this
Physical Description:
rosewood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
animal skin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 34 1/4 in x 12 in x 2 1/2 in; 86.995 cm x 30.48 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
banjo
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
1871-1885
Credit Line:
Made available through the Cooper Union Museum
ID Number:
MI.60.1381
Catalog number:
60.1381
Accession number:
227687
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