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Author:
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Subject:
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: 4.1w x 5.625h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
Type:
Postcard
Paper
Place:
Netherlands
Date:
1976
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Produced by Foto Everaarts.
Summary:
Color postcard of the organ at St. Michaelskerk in the Netherlands. The view shows the organ in the back of the church, as well as pews and chandeliers. 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:
"Hi John! Still a rather nice organ! We were on an organ "crawl" yesterday that included a restoration in Kampen, the Zwolle instrument, and a new French Baroque organ by Flenthrop In Hattem. In the same church as the Flenthrop was a 16th century, bellows pumped instrument in mean-tone. It rather put the Flenthrop to shame. At the Haarlem Organ Academy, we are pushing our way through Frescobaldi at present with Correa and Cabanillias [sic] on the horizon. Interesting instruments here to practice on. Flenthrop, Ahrend & Brunzema, etc. See you in August sometime. Best regards, Bill P. (Sorry, bad pen)"
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, Box 39, Folder: Flenthrop Organs of Europe
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
Organs  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Music  Search this
Church buildings  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-07743 (front) and SIA2013-07744 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14022