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Snare drum (Black Elite Standard model)

5 x 14 8-lug


By 1928, Charles Briggs Lowd, Waltham, Massachusetts; 1936, by inheritance to his daughter, Isabel A. Lowd Avignor; about 1963, by inheritance to her daughter, Isabel L. Howe; 2011, gift of Howe to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 16, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of I. L. Howe in memory of Charles Briggs Lowd and his children, Elinor, Isabel, and John


Object Place

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


Overall: 12.7 x 35.6 cm (5 x 14 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold-plated brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones