Dulcimer, circa 1860

Summary

Dulcimers, easy to make and play, were most commonly used by people living in rural areas or on the frontier. Dulcimers, like this mid-19th century example, were favored instruments at informal dances in New York, Michigan, and other states bordering the Great Lakes.

Dulcimers, easy to make and play, were most commonly used by people living in rural areas or on the frontier. Dulcimers, like this mid-19th century example, were favored instruments at informal dances in New York, Michigan, and other states bordering the Great Lakes.

Artifact

Dulcimer

Date Made

circa 1860

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, New York 

Creator Notes

Attributed to a New York maker.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Sounds of America Gallery (Foster Memorial)

Object ID

33.73.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Spruce (Wood)
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 4.331 in

Width: 15.748 in

Length: 43.898 in

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