Ira Johnson White (1813–1895)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Length 60 cm, width 20.8 cm (Length 23 5/8 in., width 8 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Maple, spruce, ebony
Not On View
Two-piece back and ribs of maple. Two-piece belly of medium-to-wide-grain spruce*. Regular purfling. Neck and pegbox of maple. Fingerboard (later), tuning pegs, nut, saddle, and end button of ebony. Shaded red-brown varnish. Internal construction: Normal modern.
Printed label: MADE BY / IRA J. WHITE, / BOSTON. [handwritten: 1860]; in pencil on underside of belly: ... 1861; in pencil on bass bar: ... to Restore A. W. White ...
1987, sold by Harold Priest, Damariscotta, Maine, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 1987)
Frank B. Bemis Fund
Conscript Waltz, from Howe's New Violin Without a Master, about 1850...
Published by Elias Howe
Performed by Eleanor Martinez