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Iris Bancroft's Viola

Iris Bancroft's Viola
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Description
Iris Bancroft was sixteen when she made a plywood viola during a WPA program in her hometown of Chicago. She played the viola throughout her adult life
Location
Currently not on view
Maker
Bancroft, Iris Nelson
Date Made
1938
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 27 in x 9 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 68.58 cm x 23.495 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Type
viola