Smithsonian Collections

Five-String Banjo

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Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of American History
This banjo was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1930-1940. It was sold through Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogs, and is typical of the inexpensive instruments which became easily available at that time to musical enthusiasts through mass-marketing and mail order convenience.
Currently not on view
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Gift of Adam Gallan
overall: 37 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 95.25 cm x 28.575 cm x 6.35 cm
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