Postcard of Painting of an Organ

ID: SIA2013-07741 (front) and SIA2013-07742 (back)

Creator: Eichenfield, Lisa Compton

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: September 25, 1978

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, Box 39, Folder: Organs: England/Misc

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Summary

  • Color postcard of a paintingof an organ by Frederick Crace, English, 179-1859, North Wall, Music Room, Brighton Pavilion, watercolor and gouache, at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. It has rich red and gold hues. The front of the postcard has a white border. The postcard is addressed to Cynthia A. Hoover, Curator of Musical Instruments at the National Museum of American History, with a message for her, as follows:
  • "Sept 25, 1978 Dear Cynthia, I expect to be in Washington October 18th afternoon with my new husband. I've never seen your collection, and so that is to be our one and only stop in D.C. on our way to Florida! I do hope to catch you in, to at least say hello, although I know you are busy. I've just moved to NY and am busy investigating museumy things. As well as organ building, which I've been doing this past year. Lindsay has just moved here, too, and is at Sotheby's! It would be fun to see you-I look forward to it Lisa Compton Eichenfield"
  • The message side also has printed information about the artwork featured on the postcard.

Subject

  • Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)
  • Crace, Frederick 1779-1859
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Produced by Marvis Pudding Picturecard.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, Box 39, Folder: Organs: England/Misc

Contact information

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

Date

September 25, 1978

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Topic

  • Postcard
  • Musical instruments
  • Art
  • Organs
  • Painting

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-07741 (front) and SIA2013-07742 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.9w x 4.1h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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