Steinway Concert Grand Piano

ID: 33722-C or MAH-33722C

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1951

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 312, Box 32, Folder: 3 and Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 6

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Summary

A Steinway concert grand piano was transferred to the United States National Museum (USNM) from the White House on December 8, 1938, is featured in the National Collection of Fine Arts' (NCFA), now the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Centennial exhibit in the NCFA gallery in the Natural History Building (NHB). The exhibit was on display from May 17 through July 1951. The lid of the piano, which belonged to President Theodore Roosevelt and was called the "gold" piano, and is open to show a painting by Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) which was painted on the underside of the lid.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919
  • Dewing, Thomas Wilmer
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

RU312 Box 32 Folder 3 contains print of Neg. # 33722-A providing a clasp of the painting on the piano's soundboard.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 312, Box 32, Folder: 3 and Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 6

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1951

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Musical instruments
  • Pianos
  • Exhibitions
  • Steinway Piano
  • Piano

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

33722-C or MAH-33722C

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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