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Eichenfield, Lisa Compton  Search this
Hoover, Cynthia A (Cynthia Adams)  Search this
Crace, Frederick 1779-1859  Search this
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.9w x 4.1h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
September 25, 1978
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Produced by Marvis Pudding Picturecard.
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.
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,
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Organs  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Art  Search this
Painting  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-07741 (front) and SIA2013-07742 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div