Jew’s Harps, sometimes referred to as Jaw Harps, were among the items traded by peddlers in the early American settlements, and later entertained the pioneers on their long treks west. The instrument consists of a flexible tongue/reed (mouthpiece) that is placed in the performer's mouth and plucked with a finger to produce a note. They were popular with Civil War soldiers due to their portability and are frequently recovered from Civil War campsites. A nice, functional example.
Inventory Number: MUS 118