This year, 2019, is the Smithsonian Year of Music, so how about looking at some music-related material in the Trade Literature Collection? In February, we highlighted mandolins and harmonicas. This month, let’s look at a trade catalog advertising harps.
Tag: Lyon & Healy
“We are perfectly satisfied with them. Aside from being a perfect fit and first class in every respect, you have given us a better suit than you advertised. The light straw-colored sleeve trimmings and skirt trimmings look perfectly splendid … The boys think they are “the stuff” …
Located in the Trade Literature Collection at the National Museum of American History Library are several catalogs by Lyon & Healy, a musical instrument manufacturing company. Today Lyon & Healy is known primarily for their harps, but the company’s beginnings included sheet music, uniforms, and a variety of musical instruments.