White House Gold Piano by Steinway & Sons, Natural History Building

ID: SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B44A_F06_001]

Creator: United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1951

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder 06, Image No. SIA_000095_B44A_F06_001

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Summary

Interior view, Steinway & Sons concert piano in the Natural History Building with painted lid representing America receiving the Muses by Thomas Wilmer Dewing. The piano was featured as part of the National Collection of Fine Arts "Centennial Anniversary Exhibition of Paintings by Thomas Wilmer Dewing, N.A. (1851-1938)."

Subject

  • Dewing, Thomas Wilmer 1851-1938
  • United States National Museum
  • National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)
  • Steinway & Sons

Notes

  • USNM No. 33722C
  • The piano was made and presented to the White House by Steinway & Sons in 1903. It was transferred to the United States National Museum from the White House on December 8, 1938.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder 06, Image No. SIA_000095_B44A_F06_001

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1951
  • Circa 1951

Restrictions & Rights

  • No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
  • No Copyright - United States

Topic

  • Musical instruments
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B44A_F06_001]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;

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