Holiday card from William Grant Still

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Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Still, William Grant, American, 1895 - 1978
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 5 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (14 × 8.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 5 1/16 × 3 1/16 in. (12.9 × 7.8 cm)
Type
greeting cards
Place depicted
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1937
Description
A holiday card sent from William Grant Still to Mr. Frank H. Bolner[?].
An off white piece of paper mounted on similar color card stock, with a purple square piece of paper mounted on the right side. The purple square has a geometric border design in black and features a staff with musical notes above [LENOX AVENUE AND I / WISH YOU / A HAPPY NEW YEAR] printed in black. Beneath the purple square is a printed illustration of gradient golden brown holly leaves and berries along with two perpendicular ribbon stripes printed in gold. In the bottom right corner, handwritten in black ink is [To Mr. Frank H. Bolner, / with sincere wishes / William Grant Still / Dec 28, 1937 / Los Angeles, Cal.]. The back of the card is blank.
Topic
African American
Composers (Musicians)
Music
Opera (Music)
Orchestral (Music)
United States--Social life and customs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.97.38.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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