Guitar, Used by the Wright Family, 1860-1890

Summary

Music was an important part of the Wright family home. Orville enjoyed playing the mandolin and even took the instrument with him to Kitty Hawk. Katharine wasn't as fond of her brother's mandolin, once writing that Orville "picks that thing until I can hardly stay in the house." This parlor guitar is believed to have belonged to the Wright family.

Music was an important part of the Wright family home. Orville enjoyed playing the mandolin and even took the instrument with him to Kitty Hawk. Katharine wasn't as fond of her brother's mandolin, once writing that Orville "picks that thing until I can hardly stay in the house." This parlor guitar is believed to have belonged to the Wright family.

Artifact

Guitar

Date Made

1860-1890

Creators

Unknown

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Wright Home

Object ID

00.1289.23

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Metal
Ivory (Tooth component)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 12.75 in

Length: 26.625 in

Related Content

Connect 3

Discover curious connections between artifacts.

Learn More