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Jordan Noble drum

ID Number: 2019.0205
Title: Jordan Noble drum
Title Type: assigned
Item Status: Permanent Collection     Legal Status: Permanent Collection
Object Name: snare drums
Collection Type: Musical Artifacts
Artist/Maker: Klemm & Brother (manufacturer; retailer) -- More information, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: between 1828 and 1843
Process/Technique: manufacturing
Materials: wood (plant material)
hemp (fiber)
paint (coating)
steel (alloy)
brass (alloy)
Object Description Snare drum painted with Federal eagle and shield on a military blue background, with standard tack decoration, drumheads, rope and leather tensioners and a brass snare tensioner on the side. The drum was owned by Jordan B. Noble, a former slave and veteran of the Battle of New Orleans.
Extent: 1 item
Acq. Credit Line: The Historic New Orleans Collection
Inscription(s): Owner signature handwritten in ink on maker label inside drum
"J. B. Noble"
Maker and retailer label printed on paper and affixed inside drum
"Klemm & Brother's / Piano Forte & Music Ware House / [image of musical instruments] / No. 287 Market St. / Importers of Musical Instruments / and Music Publishers / Philadelphia"
Collection Theme(s): Battle of New Orleans
Music and Performing Arts
Subjects: Military bands.
African American musicians -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Musical instruments.
Noble, Jordan B., ca. 1800-1890 -- More information
Condition: Fair
Other Number: Tracking Number T190524.2497

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