Drum

Object Number: 
1952.277a
Date: 
ca. 1864
Medium: 
Wood, hide, rope, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/8 x 17 1/2 in. ( 28.9 x 44.4 cm )
Description: 
Double-headed tubular drum with undecorated wooden cylinder and drumheads made of animal hide; wooden rims pierced with holes for rope lacing, which is reinforced with leather bands.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this drum was used during the Civil War by Corporal John J. Dean (1842-1887) of New Hope, Pennsylvania. Dean served in Co. B, 196th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, from July 19 to November 17, 1864.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Norman W. Lippincott
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group