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Posted by Laurie Frost on July 6, 2010

In honor of Ringo Starr’s 70th birthday (July 7), here are a selection of drums  and drummers drumming from the Library of Congress‘s online collections.  There are “no known restrictions” on publication for these images.

New York, New York. Sunny Greer, drummer for Duke Ellington

New York, New York. Sunny Greer, drummer for Duke Ellington. By Gordon Parks, 1943. LC-USW3-023938-C

[Devils beating drum]

Devils beating drum, 1870. LC-USZ62-897

Singing deeds of valor

Two Dakota men playing hand drums outside of a tipi, c. 1908.  By Edward Curtis. LC-USZ62-46980

Trupa muzykantov. Zenbaz

Trupa muzykantov. Zenbaz. Central Asia drummer with dayra, between 1865-1872.  LC-DIG-ppmsca-14719

[A large tsuri-daiko]

A large tsuri-daiko, 1878. LC-DIG-jpd-01128

Kotsuzumi o utsu wakashū

Young man practicing on a tsuzumi. By Harunobu Suzuki, between 1764 and 1770.



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