N024980 HJ/CHILD’S MARCHING DRUM. (Marschtrommel)

BACKGROUND: Every Hitler Youth "Bann" (Regiment) had a band, and every "Stamm" (Battalion) a fife and drum corps. Two types of drum were used, the large "Landesknecht" and a smaller, military-style side drum. The latter employed a diamond pattern along its wooden upper and lower edges, in red and white for the "Hitler Jugend," or black and white for the "Deutsches Jugend." It would have been suspended from the belt by a drum hanger, held away from the body by its wire thigh brace, and played with drum sticks which would usually have been painted black, and otherwise held in a leather frog hung from the belt.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A small 23cm diameter drum, with skins to either face. The small size would most probably indicate that this example was intended as a child’s toy drum. Complete with original leather strap.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $210.00 (Or Best Offer)

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