Sharing music postcards this Music Monday. It must have been Laura Shovan's postcard project that sparked my interest. I think she could write some interesting poems from these:
La Sousa Clown Band at Luna Park, 1909
Postcard collection (Record Series 9901-01), Seattle Municipal Archives.
Brass ensemble signalling the beginning of a performance
Front Text: "Bayreuth, Fanfarenbläser am Festspielhause"
Year of the Pig
Japanese New Year card. Probably from 1911 (or maybe 1923).
Reverse Text: "Musikverein Wien, Ball der Wiener Philharmoniker"
During the 1996 fire
Translation of reverse text: "Venice - Gran Teatro La Fenice - built in 1792 (Arch Selva) - rebuilt in 1837 after the fire - major renovations in 1854 (Arch Meduna) - destroyed by fire in 1996"
Rosa Grünberg och Thorleif Allum i "En valsdröm" (1908)
Photographer: Ukjent (Atelier Jaeger)
The Municipal Archives of Trondheim
"Music Hall, New York World's Fair"
Reverse Text: "The World's Fair Music Hall, erected by the New York World's Fair 1939, seats 2,500. The auditorium is egg-shaped, without balconies or interior columns, thus affording perfect sight lines and acoustics. A dominant feature is a box-like stage house, rising to a height of 80 feet. The Music Hall, designed by Reinhard and Hofmeister, is of modern design, of fireproof construction, air-conditioned and equipped with latest stage mechanisms and appliances."
Concert hall, built 1901 by August Esenwein and James A. Johnson for the Pan-American Exposition 1901. Site of the assassination of President William McKinley on 6 Sep 1901. Used for orchestral and organ concerts during the exposition. 2200 seats. Demolished after the exposition.
Hero & Jollytown Band, organized circa 1913 by George B. Hennen and Charles Dye.
Photographer: John Harvey Hamilton
Part of the John Robert Rice Collection
Andreas Praefcke has an extensive and well-organized postcard collection of theatres and concert halls worldwide