Piano bench from Pilgrim Baptist Church used by Thomas Dorsey

Used by
Dorsey, Thomas Andrew, American, 1899 - 1993
Created by
The Cable Piano Company, American, founded 1880
Date
1930s
On View
Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
Medium
wood , metal and vinyl
Dimensions
19 1/2 x 36 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. (49.5 x 92.7 x 38.7 cm)
Description
Wood and vinyl piano bench with the seat as a lid for a storage compartment contained within the bench. Bench seat is covered in a bright orange vinyl material. The bench has four (4) legs that taper down and are capped with metal. The storage compartment inside the bench is divided in half by a small wood rib. The lid of the bench is attached by two (2) hinges on the inside. A small orange paper with a lot number attached to the PL front leg on the outside.
Place used
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Musical Instruments
Type
piano benches
Topic
Communities
Gospel (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Religion
Religious groups
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rev. Richard C. Keller, Jr., Mr. Edward G. Keller and Ms. Paulene Austin Keller
Object number
2015.134.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
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