Five-string banjo

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Titles Five-string banjo (stringless)
Description Five string banjo; no strings remain. The banjo was made by Franklin Tenney Brawley, a drummer in the Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company G. Brawley made the banjo during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War from a bed post and a drum head. The banjo is inlaid with silver coins and features a hand drawn United States shield and flag.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Nomenclature banjo
Materials leather
wood
bone
coin silver
Creation Made by: Brawley, Franklin Tenney
Made during: Sibley Expedition
Made during: U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Subjects Brack, George M.
Music. Instruments. Plucked String Instruments
Dates Creation: 1862
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 52 (Accession Number)

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