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St. Louis Piano Companies and Their Beautiful Adverts

Our neglected piano, the one that I learned on and was graciously given to me by my parents, is being tuned next week and I couldn’t be more excited.  I have been lazy musically and was using the sad state of our piano as an excuse, but not anymore.  It’s part of the reclaiming of my creative nature that I’ve been focusing on as of late.  Anyway, it made me think about about pianos in general, then pianos in St. Louis, and wonder if there were any piano factories or dealers here – I’m sure there were and that they made beautiful and creative advertisements.  I’ve been creating a late-Victorian style advertisement for Sherlock Homes and so have those design motifs on the brain too!  (Check out my facebook page to vote on the design)

Here’s what I found:



1884 Mardi Gras Sourpuss

from the Feb. 27, 1884 Post-Dispatch:


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