Monday, May 5, 2008

A Small But Noteworthy Private Collection

I travelled to Naples, Florida last weekend and took in a performance of the Naples Symphony Orchestra. Percussionist Mark Goldberg, a reader of Field Drums blog and a drum collector, shared some photos with us.

We will add further descriptive information over the next few days, but the photos were so good we wanted to bring them to you as soon as possible.

Musician's sword, drum sticks and slings.

Drum by Brown:

11-Star Eagle Drum:

Bass Drum (24"x24"):

Eagle Drum without Regiment:

Short Eagle Drum:

Eagle Drum Project:
Also shown on HSA Civil War Platinum Auction Catalog #663, p. 120, item 72130, "A 19th Century Painted Maple Drum -- This maple drum dates to the mid to late 19th century and has a beautifully painted eagle on the side of the drum. The rims have separated from the edges of the drum and the strings are loose at the bottom. The tension ropes are new and the drum measures 15-1/2" in height and 16-1/2" in diameter."

Painted Star and Tack Drum:

Washington Guards:

William S. Tompkins (ca. 1862) with Green clover-like pattern on hoops:

Presentation Drum:


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