Tombstone of Anthony Hannibal Clapp

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Title

Tombstone of Anthony Hannibal Clapp

Subject

Clapp, Anthony Hannibal, 1749-1816
Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages (Stony Brook, N.Y.)
Suffolk Museum (Stony Brook, N.Y.)
Fiddlers
Sepulchral monuments
Slaves
Violins

Description

Panoramic Suffolk Museum postcard with photograph of the tombstone of Anthony Hannibal Clapp (1749-1816), a manumitted slave and popular fiddle player. Carved on the tombstone was a violin with the bridge let down, above which was the inscription: “Entirely Tone-Less.” Beneath the violin was Clapp’s epitaph, which was written by Micah Hawkins and published by J.J. Heatley of Smithtown. Printed text on verso includes epitaph and a few other brief details. Note: In 2000, the Suffolk Museum was renamed the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages, which is commonly known as the Long Island Museum (LIM). (Color)

Creator

Suffolk Museum, Stony Brook, L.I., N.Y. 24034.

Date

1980s?

Contributor

Michael O'Connor

Rights

Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Type

Postcard

Identifier

Postcard Collection OVERSIZE003

Coverage

Stony Brook, NY

Files

Oversize003.jpg

Citation

Suffolk Museum, Stony Brook, L.I., N.Y. 24034., “Tombstone of Anthony Hannibal Clapp,” Hofstra University Library Special Collections: Digital Collections, accessed June 21, 2018, https://omeka.hofstra.edu/items/show/3356.

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