Flute made for Blind Tom by William R. Meinell with original instrument case

Created by
Meinell, William R., American
Used by
Wiggins, Thomas Greene, American, 1849 - 1908
Date
1879-1884
Medium
2014.138.1a-f: silver, ebony, gold, and cork
2014.138.2: leather, velvet, wood, and metal
Description
A silver flute with two head joints, one silver and one ebony, made for the performer "Blind Tom" by William R. Meinell of New York. The flute is housed in the original instrument case.
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Musical Instruments
Type
flutes (aerophones)
Topic
Child musicians
Music
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.138
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54e7adfb3-5820-474f-90da-b5f6e4fa844a
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