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Banjo

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Inscription

Stamped on headstock: J. ASHBORN / PATENTED / 1852; stamped on perch pole: WM A. POND & CO / NEW-YORK

Provenance

1997, Cobb's Auction, Peterborough, NH, to James Bollman, Arlington, MA; sold by James Bollman to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and by the Barrington Foundation, Inc.

about 1860

Object Place

Wolcottville (now Torrington), Connecticut, United States

Dimensions

Length 91 cm, diameter 33.9 cm (Length 35 3/16 in., diameter 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.975

Medium or Technique

Maple, rosewood, iron

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones