[Masonic Temple]

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Antonio Pini-Corsi, an operatic baritone then singing with the Metropolitan Opera, sent this postcard to his tenor friend in 1900. The card shows the Masonic Temple in Chicago, with a hand drawn musical score along the bottom. This "travel and landmark" postcard shows how senders personalized these mass-produced objects. Over one billion postcards were sold annually between 1900 and 1915, the height of the postcard craze.

Title

[Masonic Temple]

Description

Antonio Pini-Corsi, an operatic baritone then singing with the Metropolitan Opera, sent this postcard to his tenor friend in 1900. The card shows the Masonic Temple in Chicago, with a hand drawn musical score along the bottom. This "travel and landmark" postcard shows how senders personalized these mass-produced objects. Over one billion postcards were sold annually between 1900 and 1915, the height of the postcard craze.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Picture postcards

Source

MSS0647, Francis Robinson Collection of Music, Theatre and Dance, Postcard 0238

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/sc.mss.0647.p0238-A-vis.jpg

Citation

“[Masonic Temple],” Gallery, accessed December 9, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1010.