Costume oil can prop güira for Tin Man in The Wiz on Broadway

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Designed by
Holder, Geoffrey, Trinidadian American, 1930 - 2014
Created by
Nihda, Fred, 1931 - 1997
Used by
Haynes, Tiger, American, 1914 - 1994
Subject of
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 12 1/2 × 3 3/4 × 2 in. (31.8 × 9.5 × 5.1 cm)
Type
güiros
Place used
New York City, Manhattan, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1975
Description
This oil can güira prop is part of a costume used by Tiger Haynes as Tin Man in "The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical 'Wizard of Oz'" on Broadway. It is a cylindrical tube of sheet metal with cone-shaped pieces soldered onto each long end. A rectangular hammered metal handle is nailed lengthwise to the join of the cylinder with nails. The bottom third of the cylinder has a series of hammered raised dots. When used as a percussive instrument, called a güira, these dots are scraped using a comb-like metal device to create sound.
Topic
African American
Actors
Clothing and dress
Costume
Men
Musical Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
Object number
2007.3.7.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Black Fashion Museum Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Musical Instruments
Exhibition
Taking the Stage
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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