A Mystery Solved – The J. F. Kahl Piano
When HRSC assumed ownership of Rocky Springs Chapel on March 23, 2015, its first task was to conduct an initial inventory of the items that were in the chapel and there were two pianos. The upright piano was easy to identify. It had a maker’s mark and a serial number that indicated it was manufactured by the Shaw Piano Company, Baltimore, Maryland in 1909. However, the second piano was a mystery. It was obviously much older and there was no serial number on it. However, it had a name written on its name-board in very fancy scroll writing which read, “J. F. Kahl.”On June 30, 2015, HRSC conducted an internet search for “J. F. Kahl square piano” and was directed to the website of the Smithsonian Institution ppt 무료 템플릿 다운로드. After reading the online “Description (Brief)” for the J. F. Kahl square piano in the Smithsonian’s collection that read “This square piano was made by Johann Francis Kahl in Washington, D.C. Around 1843-1844…This is Kahl’s only known instrument,” HRSC submitted a comment through the Smithsonian’s online system to get clarification on the statement since HRSC knew it had a square piano made by J. F. Kahl.
On July 22, 2015, HRSC was contacted via email by Stacey Kluck, Chair, Division of Culture and the Arts, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, who indicated that at the time the web label was written, the Smithsonian believed “there were no other known Kahl instruments in public or private holdings.” Mr. Kluck then wrote “This is certainly good news that another example of Kahl’s work exists.” He then requested a photograph of HRSC’s J Pretty ppt template download. F. Kahl piano as well as a photograph of its maker’s nameplate for the Smithsonian’s files. After HRSC sent Mr. Kluck the photographs he wrote, “Thank you so much for sending the images of your Kahl piano! It’s great to know that there is another Kahl piano.”
In August 2015, HRSC hired piano technician Damon Dye of Dye’s Piano Service, Walkersville, Maryland, to perform an initial inspection and cleaning of its J. F. Kahl piano, which is currently on exhibit in Rocky Springs Chapel.
Who Was Johann Francis Kahl royal music?
Johann Francis Kahl was a piano maker who immigrated to the United States from Germany in the 1840s and is credited with being the first piano maker in Washington, D.C. In addition, the pianos J. F. Kahl made were of superior quality and he was purported to have personally constructed each instrument in its entirely in his own shop. Due to the limited number of instruments Kahl could construct in this fashion and because there are so few of his instruments remaining today, information about this maker had become lost overtime.
When HRSC began researching piano maker J. F. Kahl during the summer of 2015, there was little information on him in Clinkscale Online, a comprehensive research database dedicated to the worldwide cataloging of historic pianos before 1860 (or anyplace else for that matter) new hansu number. Therefore, HRSC conducted its own in-depth research on this maker. Using resources made available through the Library of Congress’ Historic American Newspapers Project, U.S. Census records, and church and immigration records, HRSC was able to develop a more complete and accurate biography for piano maker Johann Francis Kahl, which it submitted for inclusion in the Clinkscale Online database.
Correspondence between HRSC and the Smithsonian Institution, and HRSC and the Clinkscale Online database administrator about HRSC’s J. F. Kahl piano are contained in the below PDF file. In addition, the current biography and the biography developed on Johann Francis Kahl by HRSC for inclusion in the Clinkscale Online database is provided below:
Piano Maker Biography Currently in the Clinkscale Online research database for Johann Francis KAHL:
“KAHL, Johann Francis (fl 스마트 스위치 다운로드. 1840s?). Piano maker in Washington, DC. His shop was on the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 12th and 13th Streets. (Washington/SI:FILE)”
Piano Maker Biography for Johann Francis KAHL, Compiled and Submitted for inclusion in the Clinkscale Online Database by HRSC on February 20, 2016: