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  • Object: Huqin

    Oct 15, 2018

    I-0581h Huqin Chinese 20th century Materials: Wood, coconut shell, horse hair The Chinese violin on display in the Music Room area of the Institute of Texan Cultures is a huqin or “Hu-Chin” which is a general term given to any [...]

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  • Object: Button hook

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0471d Button hook 1900-1950 Materials: Metal, wood Image by Birgit Brånvall, via Wikimedia Commons. An essential household item in the  Victorian era, used on everything from garments to shoes. A button hook was an ideal tool to have on hand [...]

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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: Player Piano

    Oct 03, 2018

    EX2016.3.1 Player Piano Stuyvesant Piano Company American New York 1922 Materials: Wood, Metal, Plastic This object is a Stuyvesant player piano, manufactured in 1922 in New York. It was gifted to the museum by a local couple, along with over [...]

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  • Object: Record

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0524b Record, Phonograph “T.C.B.” Diana Ross and the Supremes with the Temptations American 1968 Materials: Paper/Ink/Plastic This object is a 33-rpm record album stored in the original record jacket for T.C.B. featuring music from the television special of the same [...]

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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: Radio

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0392a Radio RCA; Atwater Kent American USA 1920’s Materials: Wood, metal, glass This object is an RCA radio with an Atwater Kent speaker that attaches to the radio. There are a couple of different people credited as pioneers of the [...]

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  • Object: Taps

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0076pp Taps American Unknown date, likely 20th century Materials: Metal The image above is of a pair of silver colored metal taps, but what are taps? Taps are used for shoe repair, preventative shoe care, rhythm, beat, music and dance. [...]

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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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