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Bass drum

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Wooden barrel built up with two shells of equal height. Two wooden hoops, braced and tightened with cord and tags. Below inscription are white and blue ensigns with the flagstaffs crossed.

Inscription

Painted on shell (on large red square): DARTMOUTH INDEPENDENT HARMONY BAND / (on a small scroll: Unity is strength)

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

about 1815

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Height 80 cm, diameter 72 cm (Height 31 1/2 in., diameter 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2022

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Membranophones