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This dark wood spun fife has seven holes in all. There are brass bands at both ends. It was once the property of T.N. Coit. Written on the remains of a provenance label: "One Fife, which was th[e] property of C.N. COIT while he wa[s] in Libby Prison. 1863, and here changed it with M.M. Seay, Co. "(obliterated).

Other Information

  • Title: Fife
  • Creation Date: circa 1863
  • Subject Date: circa 1863
  • State: VA
  • Media: Walnut, brass
  • Dimensions (cm): 37 x 2
  • Local Code: 3901*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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