Postcard of Organ at Oude Kerk Amsterdam

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  • Grayscale postcard of the organ at Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The view is from the ground, looking up at the organ and ceiling. The postcard is addressed to John Fesperman, who worked in the Division of Musical Instruments at the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History. The message on the back reads:
  • "Your suggestions were most helpful! 13 August '65 Greetings from Amsterdam, We are finding our way about this old city and will hear a concert upon this instrument in Oude Kerk tomorrow- The church is in the process of a major renovation so the Sound may be somewhat distorted- I find this city So much less exciting than Paris but the people are So much nicer- And we even heard your "Draaiorgel" [barrel organ] today. The children loved it. All best, Lacey K."


  • Fesperman, John T
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, Box 38, Folder: Europe: Organ Photo Cards: Miscellaneous

Contact information

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


August 13, 1965

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ID Number

SIA2013-07739 (front) and SIA2013-07740 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 3.5w x 5.4h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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