A steel pan maker looking at the surface markings on a steel pan instrument in Trinidad

Material Information

A steel pan maker looking at the surface markings on a steel pan instrument in Trinidad
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Trinidad
Unknown ( Photographer )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
35 mm


Subjects / Keywords:
Trinidad and Tobago -- Social life and customs
Musical instrument makers -- Trinidad and Tobago -- 1960-1970
Steel drum (Musical instrument) -- Trinidad and Tobago -- 1960-1970
Drums (Containers) -- -- Trinidad and Tobago -- 1960-1970
Steel drum (Emblems) -- Trinidad and Tobago
Spatial Coverage:
Trinidad and Tobago -- South America -- Trinidad
Trinidad and Tobago -- Caribbean region -- Trinidad


General Note:
The slides were taken on collecting trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation, where books, music and art indigenous to the regions were gathered. The are organized by geographical location.
General Note:
A steel pan instrustment maker, is looking at the surface markings on a steel pan instrument. These markings will be used as outlines to divide the pan’s surface into convex sections to make its range of sound. Each section will be pounded into shape with a hammer. This particular steel pan is made from a used steel oil drum. The steel pan, a percussion instrument, originated in Trinidad and Tobago and is one of the country’s national emblems. In the background of the image are other used steel oil drums and white metal steel pan stand. Slide labeled Trin. 19.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida
Rights Management:
All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, FL 32816 phone (407) 823-2576, email:
Resource Identifier:
CFM1972_01a ( Sheet 82:17 )

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