Object Number: 
Wood, hide, rope, leather, metal, paint
Overall: 15 1/4 x 18 7/8 in. ( 38.7 x 47.9 cm )
handwritten in ink: in cartouche on lower side of drum: "W. S. Tompkins / Maker / 69 Watts St. / N. Y." handwritten: inside drum: "W. S. Tompkins, maker - 69 Watts St. - July 4th 1841 - N. Y."
Double-headed tubular drum with wooden cylinder and drumheads made of animal hide; wooden rims painted with horizontal red, white and blue stripes; rope lacing threaded through metal rings attached to rim edges, the lacing reinforced with leather bands; radial pattern of stars, petals, triangles and diamonds in dark wood and light wood inlay on side of cylinder, with maker's name and address handwritten in cartouche below.
Gallery Label: 
William S. Tompkins (1812-1882) had a drum factory at 69 Watts Street in New York City. The donors are his grandsons.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Camillo Tompkins Sutorius and George Ford Sutorius
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group