Wood, hide, rope, leather, metal, paint
Overall: 21 1/4 x 34 in. ( 54 x 86.4 cm )
Bass drum with red painted wooden cylinder and drumheads made of animal hide; yellow painted wooden rims pierced with holes for rope lacing, which is reinforced with metal bands with leather tabs; cylinder painted with figures (said to be members of Dodworth Band in Antebellum uniform) oriented vertically with respect to rims, with banner surmounted by shield above, and inscriptions, "DODWORTH'S" and "CORNET BAND."
Gift of the Chicago Historical Society
painted in black: on original drumhead: "DODWORTH, NEW YORK" painted: on cylinder: "DODWORTH'S / CORNET BAND"
According to information supplied by the donor, this drum was used for over 50 years by th