Art Museum, Library Square

Art Museum, Library Square Springfield Massachusetts


Stock #: 129102
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Springfield
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Hampden
Publisher: Geo. S. Graves Co.
Postmark: 1913 Feb-18
PM City: Springfield
PM State: Mass
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Famous the world over for the valuable art collection of George Walter Vincent Smith. The Art Museum is an institution famed not only in this country, but throughout European capitals and the far East. This is because it houses the invaluable art collection of George Walter Vincent smith. At the age of 18 Mr. Smith began to acquire beautiful examples of art, and since his retirement from business at 35, his life has been devoted to the cultivation of the art works from all parts of the world, a considerable part of which are now in the Art Museum. The building in in Italian Renaissance style is one of the most beautiful examples of befitting architecture in the country. Along its frieze are wrought in metal letters the names of great artists, and for the first time in the history of the world, the names of Japanese artists rank with those of Europe. In all this work, interior and exterior, Mr. Smith's taste was a governing factor. Public spirited citizens of Springfield contributed $140,000 toward the erection of this noble home of art. Springfield people are justly proud of it.
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