- Snare drum by William S. Tompkins, Yonkers, New York, 1860

Snare drum by William S. Tompkins, Yonkers, New York, 1860

$750.00

This ornately decorated presentation drum was commissioned for the drummer Thomas J. Hellrigle, by several citizens of Dayton, Ohio. The tall shell (15-3/4 inches) and large head diameter (17 inches) was designed to make a low, loud sound that could be easily heard by troops marching behind the band, as was the custom during the mid-19th century.

NMM 10141.  William F. Ludwig II Collection, 2002