Drumhead for bass drum; white with black lettering painted around edge and blue, maroon and gold American Legion decal in center. Lettering reads: Stock Yard Kilty Band/Chicago/Post 333. Skin is attached to a metal hoop; stamped on skin: Remo Weather King Bass Drum/Made in U.S.A. and Frank's Drum Shop Chicago, Illinois
This drumhead was made by Frank's Drum Shop and donated to the Museum by David McKee.
This drumhead helps document Chicago's Irish-American community which lived and worked around the stockyards on the city's South Side. Like other immigrant communities, the Irish maintained many of the musical traditions of their homeland in Chicago.