The Handorgan Man in Hepzibath's Day

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

Descriptive Terms

barrel organs
monkeys (animals)
music
children (people by age group)
round dance
people in literature
postcards

Physical Description

Postcard color

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.USMA.4110.1380.001

Places

Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
The House of the Seven Gables (Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts) [historic site]

Record Details

Originator

Detroit Publishing Co. (Publisher)

Material Type

postcards

Other People

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

Description Level

Item