Snare drum

Object Number: 
Wood, hide, rope, leather, metal, paint
Overall: 15 1/4 x 18 3/4 in. ( 38.7 x 47.6 cm )
painted: on side of cylinder: "COOPERAGE" (on sign attached to building) handwritten: inside drum: "Wm S. Tompkins - maker - 69 Watts St. - Sept. 23, 1839"
Double-headed tubular drum with painted wooden cylinder and drumheads made of animal hide; wooden rims painted with alternating horizontal red and black stripes; rope lacing threaded through metal rings attached to rim edges, the lacing reinforced with leather bands; view of wood frame, peaked roof building in oval frame between two full-length female allegorical figures painted on one side of cylinder.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, the building represented on the side of this drum is Tompkins' drum factory at 69 Watts Street in New York City. The donors are Tompkins' 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