Title: W. B. Roberts

Alternate Title: Shaw Piano Co.

Description: Advertising card for W. B. Roberts showing a castle on a bluff above water. Image has a border of flowers. Front of card says: "Examine the Matchless Shaw Pianos Manufactured by the Shaw Piano Co., Factories, Erie. PA." Back of card says: "No Piano Has achieved the popularity in so short a time, as the Matchless Shaw Piano. Why? Because it is Built Upon Honor, Sold Upon Merit, And Possesses that Sympathetic Quality of Tone, Combined with Power and Lasting Musical Qualities Found in no Other Piano. Musical in Every Fibre. The Acknowledged Peer Among Pianos. See These Beauties. W. B. Roberts, Representative." Address given on back of card:
611 Main Street,
Kansas City, Mo.

Product: Matchless Shaw Pianos

Subject(s): Advertising cards; Musical instrument industry; Pianos; Castles & palaces; Flowers;

Local Subject(s): Roberts, W. B.;

Date: ca. 1880-1900

Item Type: Advertising Card

Dimensions: 8 x 11 cm.

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

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

Barcode: Front: 10019811; Back: 10019816

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

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