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  • Object: Dulcimer

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0417a Cimbalom (Hungarian Dulcimer) Hungarian Hungary Date unknown Materials: Wood, metal, wire Music has always been important and a great influence to all of the cultures around the world. Many of these cultures have influenced the people and culture of [...]

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  • Object: Guitar

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0581e Guitar China Late 20th Century Materials: Wood, String Photo via: San Jose Library, WikiMedia Commons This unique 4 stringed instrument originated in China and is called a moon guitar, or yueqin, and is considered a Han Chinese lute. It [...]

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  • Object: Sheet Music

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0434a Sheet Music Texan Published by Thomas Goggan and Brothers 1892 Materials: paper Goggan Advertisement Image via antiquepianoshop.com This sheet music entitled “Choicest Mexican Music: Worship to the Beautiful” was published in 1892 by the Thomas Goggans and Brothers Company, [...]

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  • Object: Guitar

    Sep 27, 2018

    2012.7.1 Gibson Guitar Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co. American Kalamazoo, Michigan Date: early 20th century Materials: Wood, Metal, Plastic, Cloth Photo via: WikiMedia Commons Gibson Mandolin-guitar Mfg. Co.,Ltd was formed in October 10, 1902. The earliest known Gibson designed guitar was [...]

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  • Object: Koto

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0142a Koto Japanese Date: unknown, likely 20th century Materials: wood, silk, plastic Map via: Chris 73, WikiMedia Commons This instrument is called a koto, a Japanese stringed instrument. The koto originally came from China to Japan between the 7th and [...]

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  • Object: Erhu

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0581g Erhu Chinese Material: wood, ivory, reptile skin Photo via: BennyT85Erhu, http://bennyt85erhu.wordpress.com/erhu/ This instrument is called an erhu, a Chinese stringed musical instrument. This instrument is similar to a violin, as a bow is used to play the strings. The [...]

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  • Object: Sheet music

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0198bb Music Sheet German Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich Date: December 1965 Material: paper This is a copy of sheet music for “Der stern von Texas” written by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben. Hoffmann von Fallersleben was a German poet, [...]

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  • Object: Kantele

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0239a Kantele Finnish-American August Elo Date: 1910 Materials: wood, metal Photo via: Carl Rahkonen This is a Finnish stringed instrument called a kantele, hand-carved by Finnish-American August Elo in 1910. The kantele is an ancient Finnish instrument, and became a [...]

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  • Object: Guitar

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0001a Guitar Kay Musical Instrument Company African American Illinois Date: ca. 1951 Materials: Wood, plastic & metal Map via: http://www.BestPlaces.net This semi-acoustic guitar was formerly owned by Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins and originally manufactured by Kay Musical Instrument Company during the [...]

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  • Object: Mouth Organ

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0581s Mouth Organ (sheng) Chinese China Unknown date: prior to 1977 Materials: bamboo, metal This object is a mouth organ, or sheng from China. According to Chinese mythology the sheng was invented by Ling Lun, the legendary founder of music. [...]

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