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Piano Collection (#6)

Background imagePiano Collection: Three cats playing the piano on a greetings postcard

Three cats playing the piano on a greetings postcard
Three cats playing the piano and turning the pages on a greetings postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePiano Collection: Man playing the piano on a cutout Christmas card

Man playing the piano on a cutout Christmas card, with tab to make his hands move up and down. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePiano Collection: Some Clerical Types by John Kendal, Penny Readings

Some Clerical Types by John Kendal, Penny Readings. 1901

Background imagePiano Collection: An evening with Johann Strauss

An evening with Johann Strauss, including Johannes Brahms, Max Kalbeck, Johann Strauss (at the piano), Carl Goldmark, Alfred Grunfeld, Eduard Strauss, De Bayros, Mrs Strauss, Marquise De Bayros

Background imagePiano Collection: Whose Shoe? - scene at a dance

Whose Shoe? - scene at a dance, with a stray shoe in the middle of the floor. circa 1898

Background imagePiano Collection: Rex Evans playing the piano at Kettner s

Rex Evans playing the piano at Kettner s
Rex Evans (1903-1969), British character actor and cabaret artist, caricatured by H. H. Harris in The Bystander at the time he was the cabaret performer at Kettners Restaurant. Date: 1930

Background imagePiano Collection: John Brinsmead, founder of piano manufacturers

John Brinsmead, founder of piano manufacturers
John Brinsmead, founder of the piano manufacturers

Background imagePiano Collection: Advert for Pianola Piano 1919

Advert for Pianola Piano 1919
Evening scene with people listening to music on the piano. Date: 1919

Background imagePiano Collection: United States Navy - Pratt-Read XLNE-1 31506

United States Navy - Pratt-Read XLNE-1 31506, competition #32, at Harris Hill, Elmira, NY in 1946 for the first US soaring contest held after WWII

Background imagePiano Collection: Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883), German composer at home with his wife, Cosima

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883), German composer at home with his wife, Cosima
Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883) German composer at home with his wife, Cosima, and his father-in-law, Franz Liszt

Background imagePiano Collection: Upright Piano Date: 1880

Upright Piano Date: 1880

Background imagePiano Collection: Early Recording Machine

Early Recording Machine

Background imagePiano Collection: Broadwoods Pianoforte manufactory 1858

Broadwoods Pianoforte manufactory 1858
John Broadwood & Sons at Horseferry Road, Westminster, London. Showing the extensive building and a large area in which it covered, employing a large number of workmen. Date: 1858

Background imagePiano Collection: International Exhibition - John Brinsmead & Sons pianos 1885 International

International Exhibition - John Brinsmead & Sons pianos 1885 International
International Exhibition of Inventions, held in South Kensington, showing John Brinsmead & Sons pianoforters. Date: 1885

Background imagePiano Collection: UNEMPLOYED SING 1930S

UNEMPLOYED SING 1930S
A group of unemployed men & women gather to sing in a scheme run by a charity group in Westminster Date: 1930s

Background imagePiano Collection: Talented Daughter

Talented Daughter
Unappreciated talent : Now then Julier do a done with that pehanner and give the mangle a turn ! Date: 1837 - 1838

Background imagePiano Collection: Mama Plays, Son Listens

Mama Plays, Son Listens
Son listens while mama plays the piano. Date: circa 1905

Background imagePiano Collection: Lady playing an upright piano in her front room

Lady playing an upright piano in her front room
A lady looks up from the keys. Date: circa 1900

Background imagePiano Collection: Mother, Child, Piano

Mother, Child, Piano
German mother and child at the piano Date: circa 1893

Background imagePiano Collection: WOMAN IN SATIN DRESS

WOMAN IN SATIN DRESS
A blonde woman wearing a long satin evening dress with a bow at the back and a slight train poses thoughtfully by a piano Date: 1930s

Background imagePiano Collection: SULTRY PIANO PLAYING

SULTRY PIANO PLAYING
A man plays a piano and looks up at a glamorous woman in a long dress who is leaning seductively on a corner of the piano Date: 1930s

Background imagePiano Collection: PANTOMIME CHILDREN SING

PANTOMIME CHILDREN SING
A group of child performers rehearse the Lullaby for a pantomime, accompanied by piano and fiddle. Date: 1889

Background imagePiano Collection: Cartoon, music of Richard Wagner

Cartoon, music of Richard Wagner -- young Mr Softly has something important to say, so Miss Ethel asks Lucy to play some Wagner, which ought to prevent her from overhearing! Date: 1895

Background imagePiano Collection: ALFRED CORTOT / LUSCHER

ALFRED CORTOT / LUSCHER
ALFRED CORTOT Swiss-born pianist and conductor. Date: 1877 - 1962

Background imagePiano Collection: VERDI & BOITO AT PIANO VERDI & BOITO AT PIANO

VERDI & BOITO AT PIANO VERDI & BOITO AT PIANO
GIUSEPPE VERDI the Italian opera composer with his librettist, Arrigo Boito Date: 1813-1901

Background imagePiano Collection: Ladies at Piano 1851

Ladies at Piano 1851
Two fashionably dressed ladies at the keyboard Date: 1851

Background imagePiano Collection: AMERICAN PIANIST

AMERICAN PIANIST
A young American at the keyboard Date: late 19th Century

Background imagePiano Collection: 3 Evening Dresses 1843

3 Evening Dresses 1843
Two gowns with corsage en coeur, one with a fringed bertha. The pink gown trimmed with a column of rosettes, the white has a double skirt - the upper looped up in waves. Date: 1843

Background imagePiano Collection: AFTERNOON TEA IN PARIS

AFTERNOON TEA IN PARIS
Taking tea in a Paris hotel Date: 1893

Background imagePiano Collection: Traditional female accomplishments

Traditional female accomplishments
Three young women demonstrating traditional female accomplishments -- reading, embroidery, and playing the piano. Date: 1858

Background imagePiano Collection: Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish musician

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish musician
Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (1847-1935), Scottish composer, conductor, violinist and music teacher. He wrote oratorios, violin and piano pieces, Scottish folk music, and works for the theatre

Background imagePiano Collection: Advert for Grays Inn Pianoforte Manufactory 1851

Advert for Grays Inn Pianoforte Manufactory 1851
Advertisement of Grays Inn Pianoforte Manufactory, C.Cadby patent grand and cottage pianoforte maker. Showing the front of the shop and product. Date: 1851

Background imagePiano Collection: Harry Yould and his Blackpool Banjoliers Banjo Orchestra

Harry Yould and his Blackpool Banjoliers Banjo Orchestra. His wife is shown here playing the piano! Date: circa 1950s

Background imagePiano Collection: Ground Floor Bedsit - Oxford - Victorian

Ground Floor Bedsit - Oxford - Victorian
Ground Floor Bedsit - 20 Marlborough Road, Oxford - Extremely cluttered Victorian interior including brass bed, piano and multiple clocks! Date: 1897

Background imagePiano Collection: Leopold Godowsky performing at the Bechstein Halll, London

Leopold Godowsky performing at the Bechstein Halll, London
Leopold Godowsky (18701938) - Polish-American virtuoso pianist, composer, and teacher - performing at the Bechstein Hall (now the Wigmore Hall), Wigmore Street

Background imagePiano Collection: Grand Floral Piano - Bowling Park, Bradford, Yorkshire

Grand Floral Piano - Bowling Park, Bradford, Yorkshire Date: 1923

Background imagePiano Collection: The Disaster

The Disaster, a domestic interior with a cat attacking a pet canary, oil on canvas by Francis Wheatley, initialled and dated F.W. 1788. Date: 1788

Background imagePiano Collection: Print

Print
An interior with two ladies, oil on canvas, by Arthur Trevor Haddon, signed Trevor Haddon and dated 1886 or possibly 1880. Date: 1886

Background imagePiano Collection: Daphne du Maurier and daughters at Menabilly, 1944

Daphne du Maurier and daughters at Menabilly, 1944
Author and playwright Daphne du Maurier(1907-1989) giving her daughter Tessa practical instruction at the piano at her Cornish home Menabilly in 1944

Background imagePiano Collection: Music cover, Pretend, Nat King Cole

Music cover, Pretend, Nat King Cole
Music cover, Pretend, by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman and Frank Lavere, recorded by Nat King Cole. 1952

Background imagePiano Collection: Interior, President Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Interior, President Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Interior, The Round-the-World Room, The President Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. With a stage area for a band, tables and chairs, and stools round a well-stocked bar. Date: circa 1935

Background imagePiano Collection: A musical interlude by Fortunino Matania

A musical interlude by Fortunino Matania
18th century interior with a man playing a harpsichord while a woman accompanies him by singing. Date: 20th century

Background imagePiano Collection: Blitz in London -- Lewisham High Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- Lewisham High Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- bomb damage near the Clock Tower in Lewisham High Street, SE13, 18 September 1940. Date: 1940

Background imagePiano Collection: An Interlude, by Fortunino Matania

An Interlude, by Fortunino Matania
In a shell damaged French chateau, tired Allied officers rest pensively, listening to a British officer playing a piano and a French officer singing Date: 1917

Background imagePiano Collection: Piano Player - Brighton Beach, England

Piano Player - Brighton Beach, England
Piano Player on Brighton Beach, England. A lady singer stands in front of an upright piano piano (perched rather precariously on some boards on the shingle), belting out a popular hit of the day

Background imagePiano Collection: Interior of the dining room at Borley Rectory

Interior of the dining room at Borley Rectory
Photograph of the interior of the dining room at Borley Rectory, circa 1890. HPG/1/3/4 (i)

Background imagePiano Collection: Girl with heart and flowers on a Valentine card

Girl with heart and flowers on a Valentine card, compliments of the Dominion Organ & Piano Co, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePiano Collection: Ornate piano on a German greetings card

Ornate piano on a German greetings card -- the satirical verse hopes that the piano and its player will go to hell! Date: circa 1890s



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