Harmonica used by Arthur Lee

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Manufactured by
Hohner Musikinstrumente GmbH & Co. KG, German, founded 1857
Used by
Lee, Arthur, American, 1945 - 2006
Medium
metal and plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3/4 × 4 × 1 1/8 in. (1.9 × 10.2 × 2.9 cm)
Type
harmonicas
musical instruments
Place made
Trossingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe
Date
ca. 1980
Description
A metal and plastic harmonica used by Arthur Lee. The harmonica is etched with lettering on the top and bottom. The lettering on the top of the harmonica reads “HOHNER Special 20 / MARINE BAND.” The letter “A” is etched on the top right side of the harmonica. The etched lettering on the bottom of the harmonica reads “M. HOHNER / MADE IN GERMANY.” The harmonica has ten holes on each of its sides. Numbers are etched in the metal above each hole.
Topic
African American
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Rock and roll (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Diane Lee in memory of Arthur Taylor Lee
Object number
2014.41.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Musical Instruments
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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