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Fesperman, John T  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.8w x 4.1h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
July 24, 1968
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Produced by Farbfoto Friebel A.G. Sursee.
Color postcard of the organ at Klosterkirche St. Urban (St. Urban's Abbey) in Lucerne, Switzerland. The organ is in the background of the image, and in the foreground there are elaborate wood carvings. The main structure of the church is white, with intricate decorations. 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:
"24. July, 1968 Dear John, How was the move? I noted and promptly forgot your new address. Are you still invaded by guests? Was it a nice change? Have you survived the heat? What projects for the coming year? I hope your silence (I assume you got my card from Auvergne) just means lots of work, no depression. Let me know how you are, whether you got my parents' organ material at the Smithsonian. After my trip things now go smoothly and fairly dully (?). A little work every day, on no very determined topic, a novel here and there-which I haven't been able to afford for a long time-and regret at the now cool weather which makes swimming impossible, at least in the pools to which we are condemned here. Best, EleĢanore"
Contained within:
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,
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Standard number:
SIA2013-07735 (front) and SIA2013-07736 (back)
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div