During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century there were many postcards issued relating to music. Music dealers used them to promote their wares:
Adrian Hope’s “The Garden of Memory” was published by Chas Begg & Co Ltd around 1911
Reverse of a Christmas greetings card sent by Chas Begg & Co Ltd
Card promoting The Bristol Piano Co and Hawke’s instruments played by the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at the NZ and South Seas Exhibition in Dunedin, 1925
These three support the premise, identified by scholars in the US and the UK, that one of the reasons young women learned to play the piano was to improve their marriage prospects.
This postcard is one of a Bamforth series. The sender has crossed out the original girl’s name and replaced it.
This card was sent to Jim.
Another take on love and music.