John H. McCarthy violin and bow, 1909

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


John H. McCarthy of Portland, Maine made this violin in 1909. It was the tenth violin he made. Around 1920, it was given to Thomas F. Gillan of Portland by his mother. Little is known about McCarthy and his career as an instrument maker, or Gillan and his musical talents.

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  • Title: John H. McCarthy violin and bow, 1909
  • Creator: John M. McCarthy
  • Creation Date: 1909
  • Subject Date: 1909
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Spruce and maple
  • Dimensions: 59 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: 2002.039
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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