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Creators:
Everett Piano Company
Hammacher, Schlemmer & Company
Chickering & Sons Piano Company
Pratt, Read and Company
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Dates:
ca. 1903-1955.
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0511
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Advertisements, catalogs, repair manuals, union materials, and technical drawings related to pianos and piano tuning (companies and organizations listed below). While providing a window into a profession that spans both science and music, this collection contains information concerning economic changes, advertising, trade associations, and technical advances.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
2000-2001
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-215
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "People and Pianos: 300 Years," "Piano 300," and "Piano Grand!." All three productions celebrated the 300th anniversary of the piano. The documentary, "People and Pianos: 300 Years," was filmed in various locations across Europe, the United States and in Japan, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1996-2001
Size:
14.14 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (4.14 non-standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-211
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting three Smithsonian Productions projects that celebrated the 300th anniversary of the piano: "People and Pianos: 300 Years," "Piano 300," and "Piano Grand!" The documentary, "People and Pianos: 300 Years," was filmed in various locations across Europe, the United States and in Japan, and featured...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
2000-2002, 2009
Size:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-256
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "People and Pianos: 300 Years" and "Piano Grand!," both of which celebrated the 300th anniversary of the piano. The documentary "People and Pianos: 300 Years" was filmed in various locations across Europe, the United States and in Japan, and featured experts and...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
undated
1842-1965
Size:
4.59 Cubic feet (consisting of 8 boxes, 2 half boxes, 5 folders, 7 oversize folders, 2 map case folders, 2 flat boxes (partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Pianos
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Pianos forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Janssen Piano Company.
Dates:
1901-1929
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0512
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is composed of six scrapbooks assembled by the Janssen Piano Company of New York. These contain clippings on manufacturing, piano models, and marketing techniques, as well as company-sponsored outings and picnics. Also includes brochures--listing names of Janssen Piano owners in various geographic areas--used as a marketing device.

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Creators:
Anderson, John R.
Dates:
circa 1850-1990
Size:
4.8 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1257
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of archival materials on the history of the piano, including: print advertisements for piano makers; sales brochures and catalogs for various piano makers; part and supply catalogs; price lists; trade cards; postcards; trade publications; owners' manuals; tuning guides and magazines; instruction books; photographs; an account book for ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History
Dates:
2000-2013
Collection ID:
Accession 13-262
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos website as it existed on March 26, 2013. The website originally accompanied an exhibition of the same name that was produced by the National Museum of American History and displayed at the Smithsonian International Gallery from March 9, 2000 through ...

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Creators:
Falcone Custom Grand Pianos
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Pratt, Read and Company
Sohmer & Company
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Dates:
1872-1989
Size:
43 Cubic feet (74 boxes and 11 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Sohmer & Co., date from 1872 through 1989. They fall into fourteen series based primarily on function. Legal, financial, inventory & appraisal, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales are the major series. Photographs, awards, family papers, publications about Sohmer, general publications, "miscellaneous" and corresponden...

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Creators:
Worch, Hugo, 1855-
Dates:
undated
Size:
40 Cubic Feet (82 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1452
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes photographs of pianos and other keyboard instruments.

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