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On the verso, there are two (2) very large patch pockets, each trimmed with small decorative stars all along the edge. Each pocket has a large rectangular flap that secures with a two (2) snap closure. Inside each pocket is another patch pocket with no closure.
The interior of the hat contains a plastic and nylon buckram stiffener throughout, except in the brim. The interior of the brim is faced with yellow leather.
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO) was founded in 1990 by the National Museum of American History. Its mandate is to preserve the history of jazz by re-creating the greatest performances of all time. The ensemble is led by conductor David Baker, chairman of the jazz department at the Indiana University school of music, and a noted composer and author. Its eclectic repertoire ranges from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Fletcher Henderson to Jimmie Lunceford, Glenn Miller and Stan Kenton. The SJMO's versatile musicians don't just play the music; they duplicate the individual styles of saxophonist Johnny Hodges, trumpeter Miles Davis and dozens of other outstanding instrumentalists.
Supported in part by a ten-year grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, and by recent contributions from the Infiniti Division of Nissan Motor Corporation and by the Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Fund, the SJMO performs concerts in Washington, D.C. and around the country. Its music can also be heard on the "Jazz Smithsonian" program on National Public Radio.
In August, the SJMO traveled to Atlanta to perform at the Olympic Arts Festival. It also participated in the Smithsonian Institution's 150th-anniversary celebration on the Mall, and will perform at subsequent galas nationwide.
The violin (.1a) has a reddish-brown stained wooden body, neck, peg box, and scroll. The pegs, fingerboard, and tailpiece are made of wood painted black. A small piece of mother of pearl is attached at the center top of each peg. The strings are made from steel. A paper label is adhered to the interior back of the violin body, which can be seen through the sound holes. Printed on the label in black text are the words: "Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1726".
The bow (.1b) has a rod made from a dark-stained wood with a metal tension screw. The frog is made from wood painted black and inlaid with mother of pearl and a metal ferrule. The tip is edged with a panel of an ivory imitation material. The bow hair is made from horsehair, though the horsehair is broken with several strands still attached and extending from the tip in varying lengths.
The wooden case (.2) is painted black and has a hinged lid that opens with two (2) metal hinges. On the opening side are two (2) metal tension clasps with one (1) locking hinge at the center. There is a metal plate with a keyhole to the right of the center hinged lock. A metal handle is attached at either side of the keyhole plate. The interior of the bottom and the lid is lined with a red wool and cotton blend flannel. There are two flannel-covered wooden pieces at the wide side of the case that correspond to the center bouts on the body of the instrument and secure it in place inside the case. A loop of the flannel is sewn near the thin side of the lid, presumably to hold the bow.
2016.161.1.1: A wood violin made of dark colored wood with metal strings. The violin’s pegs, neck and tailpiece are dark wood while the body of the violin is stained lighter. Above the pegs, the violin has a traditional scroll at its top. A light-colored wood bridge is located at the center of the violin body between the violin’s ribs. A metal bracket is attached to the tailpiece and metal tuners are at the top next to the strings. A plastic chin rest is attached to the bottom of the violin. There is a white label with black text inside the proper left sound hole that reads “Ferinandus Aug. Homolka / Fecit Prague 1849 / F. H.” Handwritten below the printed text is “5263.”
2016.161.1.2: A wood violin bow with a pearl inlay. The bow is a long, slightly curved, cylindrical rod. One end of the bow has a curved wooden tip, with a metal edge that attaches the horse hair. The opposite end of the bow has a black wood piece, known as the frog, attached to it with decorative pearl inlay in the shape of a circle on both sides. A leather pad covers the metal grip on the rod in front of the frog. A metal screw cap is at the end of the bow.
2016.161.1.3: A wood violin bow with a pearl inlay. The bow is a long, slightly curved, cylindrical rod. One end of the bow has a curved wooden tip, with a metal edge that attaches the horse hair. The opposite end of the bow has a black wood piece, known as the frog, attached to it with a small decorative pearl inlay in the shape of a circle on both sides. These inlays have another circle inlay around it. On the rod of the bow in front of the frog is a metal grip. A metal screw cap is at the end of the bow.
2016.161.1.4a-o: A tan plastic violin case with a removable canvas cover. The case has metal latches and hinges and has a plastic handle. The middle hinge in the back of the case is engraved with “MADE IN / GERMANY.” The case is lined with red felt. A sticker is adhered to the inside cover of the case where the bows are stored. The sticker is clear with an image of a rainbow and clouds on the left side and rainbow colored block lettering on the right side. Under the rainbow on the left side is “PRAISE / the / LORD.” The right side of the sticker says “JESUS.” A red satin violin cover and a white cloth are in the case. A black cloth chin rest with metal brackets is also in the case. Inside a closable tray in the top of the case are several accessories and tools. These include two keys, a rubber ball, two balls of wax like material wrapped in green felt, a spare bridge, a screw driver, a green chin rest and two parts of a metal hinge.
2013.46.25.266a: The interior pages from a program from the Billie Holiday/Louis Armstrong “Birth of the Blues” concert, at Symphony Hall in Boston, April 18, 1947. The interior pages are white with black-and-white text and photographs and include a biographical article on Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong; an illustrated biography of Holiday; listings of Armstrong’s film credits, stage credits, locations, and radio appearances; the concert program; features on Velma Middleton and Joe Garland; recordings by Armstrong and Holiday; and a list of the members of the Louis Armstrong’s Orchestra. The program has twelve (12) interior pages.
2013.46.25.266a: The back cover from a program from the Billie Holiday/Louis Armstrong “Birth of the Blues” concert, at Symphony Hall in Boston, April 18, 1947. The back cover is orange with black text. The top and bottom edges of the cover have two black lines, framing centered text. The top third of the cover has the Decca Records logo, a black oval with the text [Decca / RECORDS] below the three five point stars printed in the negative. The in center third of the cover is text printed in varying fonts that read, [Presents Selections by / LOUIS ARMSTRONG / AND / BILLIE HOLIDAY], above three identical floral graphics. In the bottom third of the cover, in smaller type, is the text, [THESE RECORDS AND ALBUM ON SALE IN THE FOYER AND / AT YOUR FAVORITE RECORD DEALER]. The interior of the back cover is an advertisement for Café Savoy, in Boston, Massachusetts.
The program is white and is secured with two staples along the spine. Green text on the front reads [ PRESTIGE / CONCERTS / presents..... / ROLAND HAYES, Tenor / (in a series of three lieder recitals) / WALDEN STRING QUARTET / BEVERIDGE WEBSTER, Pianist / FERNANDO VALENTI, Harpsichordist / BERKSHIRE STRING QUARTET / SEASON 1953-53 / GALLERY OF FINE ARTS LITTLE THEATER, COLUMBUS, OHIO]. There is a handwritten inscription, possibly an autograph, in the center followed by [10.24.53]. The program consists of 18 pages and includes an essay by Roland Hayes. the back cover has an advertisement for George Zeisler record store.