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Postcard of Organ at St. Michaelskerk

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Data Source
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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
Author
Unknown
Subject
Fesperman, John T
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical Instruments
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
Date
1976
Physical description
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 4.1w x 5.625h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
Type
Postcard
Paper
Standard number
SIA2013-07743 (front) and SIA2013-07744 (back)
Topic
Postcard
Organs
Musical instruments
Music
Church buildings
Place
Netherlands
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions