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This mouth harp was recovered by Kansas Historical Society archeologists during excavations at historic Fort Hays in Ellis County. Mouth harps are also called Jew's harps, Ozark harps, or even juice harps. They are a musical instrument played by plucking the reed (these are both missing their center reeds) when the instrument is placed in the mouth. The frame acts as a resonator. Its dimensions are 2 3/8" x 1 7/8." Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and is a State Historic Site.

Date: 1867-1882

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Item Number: 455852
Call Number: 14EL301 Dump #1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455852

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