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Tenor Saxophone
Smithsonian Institution

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The Connected City: New York, New York, 1920s
The Connected City: New York, New York, 1920s — New York Connected

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Tenor Saxophone
Catalog #: 1979.0863.01, Accession #: 1979.0863
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
This tenor saxophone in C was manufactured by C.G. Conn, of Elkhart, Indiana. It was owned and used by James E. Frew and donated to the museum by his family in 1979. As a type of saxophone widely available in early 20th century America, it is used in "America on the Move" to represent the sort of musical instrument that Jazz Age musicians might have brought with them when they migrated to New York in the 1920s.
Physical Description
Artifact. Saxophone's dimensions are 28" H x 18" max W
Details
Date Made:
about 1920-1921
Locations:
Indiana
Credit:
Gift of James E. Frew Family
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Manufacturer
C.G Conn


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