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Viola Smith On Drums

American drummer Viola Smith (1912 - 2020) in action, circa 1945. Her kit is uniquely configured with two 16 inch tom-toms at shoulder height. Smith (née Schmitz) played in a family band with her sisters and then in orchestras and swing bands in a career lasting over forty years. She was reportedly still playing at the time of her 107th birthday. (Photo by FPG/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Viola Smith On Drums
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Archive Photos
Date created:
January 01, 1945
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Archive Photos
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5700 x 4565 px (19.00 x 15.22 in) - 300 dpi - 8 MB