Title: Bradbury Pianos

Description: Advertising card for Bradbury Pianos showing a cabbage on wheels being drawn by a grasshopper and ridden by two crickets as yellow butterflies fly ahead. A flag in the cabbage says: "First Prize Cabbage." Front of card says: "Bradbury, The Administration Piano, received seven premiums in four weeks. New York, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Washington, Jersey City, Chicago, Saratoga Springs, Kansas City." Right corner of image has number R 826. Back of card has an image of a family on a front porch looking at a stool and says: "Cheated. 'Wa'al, blame this thing anyway. The feller at the store told me it was a music stool, but I've been twisting the blame thing every which way fur an hour, and not a blame bit of music kin I get out o' it nohow.'" No address is given.

Subject(s): Advertising cards; Musical instrument industry; Pianos; Cabbage; Grasshoppers; Insects;

Local Subject(s): Bradbury Pianos;

Date: ca. 1880-1900

Item Type: Advertising Card

Dimensions: 8 x 13 cm.

Collection: Advertising Cards (SC3)
See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37216

Location: SC3, Box 2, Pianos/Organs/Music

Barcode: Front: 10019720; Back: 10019721

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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