Drum, 1920s 1
IV: Student Activities
That Drum! Fifteen years ago Carl D. Greenleaf, president of C. C. Conn Ltd. and a prominent alumnus of the class of 1899 presented the University of Chicago with a set of 100 band instruments including a huge bass drum engraved with the university's coat of arms. To construct this gigantic instrument, which measures more that 8 feet in diameter, Mr. Greenleaf sent a representative to the Chicago stockyards to select the largest steers, and had the drum built around drumheads made from their hides. Mounted on a set of airplanes tires, six men are needed to handle it on the field.
Marching bands | Bass drums | Escutcheons (Coats of arms) | Devices (Symbols)
Photographic prints; 16.2 x 18.8 cm
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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