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  • Object: Accordion

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0239b Accordion German 1980 Materials: Wood, metal, leather, plastic This object is an accordion, a musical instrument invented in Europe in the 1800s. It was brought to America by European immigrants and is especially popular in French-Louisiana and along the [...]

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  • Object: Lamp

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0536m Bicycle Lamp The Badger Brass MFG Company American Kenosha, Wisconsin 1900 Materials: Glass, Metal This object is a bicycle or possibly a carriage lamp from 1900. It was manufactured by the Badger Brass MFG Company from Kenosha, Wisconsin. Known [...]

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  • Object: Stethoscope

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0642b Stethoscope American 20th Century Plastic/Metal A common symbol often associated with the medical field is a stethoscope. This device is often seen hanging around the necks of medical personnel. The stethoscope was invented in 1816, by a Frenchman named [...]

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  • Object: Music Sheet

    Oct 01, 2018

    2013.14.5A-B Music, Sheet “Texas Pride of the South” Ella Hudson Day American 20th Century Materials: Paper This is sheet music featuring music composed by Ella Hudson Day entitled “Texas Pride of the South.” Ella Hudson Day was born Luella Lucile [...]

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  • Object: Barometer

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0430a Barometer Chelsea Clocks Company American 20th Century Material: Metal It’s important to keep track of the weather. The weather can have a dramatic impact on our material needs such as food, clothing and building materials. These are our absolute [...]

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  • Object: Guitar

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0243b Guitar Steve Cicchetti Texan Texas 20th Century Materials: Wood, Armadillo Shell, Metal This unusual guitar uses an armadillo shell as a sound box, it was created by Steve Cicchetti. Mr Cicchetti is a country musician known for hand-making a [...]

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  • Object: Flute

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0581j Flute Manufactured/made by He Le (approximate translation of Chinese writing on flute; one symbol is un-readable though) Chinese 20th Century Material: Bamboo This object is a wooden “Ti” flute made out of bamboo with Chinese writing on it. Flutes [...]

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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: 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: 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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