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. By Gordon Parks, 1943. LC-USW3-023938-C
Devils beating drum, 1870. LC-USZ62-897
Two Dakota men playing hand drums outside of a tipi, c. 1908. By Edward Curtis. LC-USZ62-46980
Trupa muzykantov. Zenbaz. Central Asia drummer with dayra, between 1865-1872. LC-DIG-ppmsca-14719
A large tsuri-daiko, 1878. LC-DIG-jpd-01128
Young man practicing on a tsuzumi. By Harunobu Suzuki, between 1764 and 1770.
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