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The Handorgan Man in Hepzibath's Day

PC001.03.01.USMA.4110.1380.001 (RS260647)

Description

The postcard title refers to a scene from the book: The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, depicting an organ grinder and his monkey surrounded by groups of children in colorful dress holding hands in a circle dancing to the music. The House of the Seven Gables can be seen in the background.

A hand written note on the back of the postcard states "second from left Rebecca Haskell (Mrs. Paul Haskell).

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Physical Description
Postcard color
Dimensions
3.5x 5.5 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
317384
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.USMA.4110.1380.001

Record details

Originator
Detroit Publishing Co. (Publisher)
Other People
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864
Descriptive Terms
barrel organs
children (people by age group)
monkeys (animals)
music
people in literature
round dance
Material Type
postcards
Places
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
The House of the Seven Gables (Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts) [historic site]

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