Seller: ajdmba (11,859) 100%, Location: S.E. USA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372498770744 The Grand Piano Music Instrument 100+ Year Old Ad Trade Card NOTE: THESE ARE NOT POSTCARDS THEY ARE TRADE/ADVERTISING CARDS. THEY ARE MUCH SMALLER THAN A STANDARD POSTCARD AND THERE IS ADVERTISING TEXT ON THE BACK! THE CARD DIMENSIONS ARE APPROXIMATELY 2 5/8 '' x 1 3/8 '' or 6.5 cm. x 3.5 cm. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL 1915 TRADE - ADVERTISING CARD THE GRAND PIANO The invention of the piano is credited to Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731) of Padua, Italy, who was employed by Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, as the Keeper of the Instruments. Cristofori was an expert harpsichord maker, and was well acquainted with the body of knowledge on stringed keyboard instruments. He used his knowledge of harpsichord keyboard mechanisms and actions to help him to develop the first pianos. It is not known exactly when Cristofori first built a piano. GREAT IMAGE! THE REVERSE SIDE HAS TEXT ABOUT THE IMAGE ON THE FRONT SIDE SEE IMAGES ABOVE THE CARD DIMENTIONS ARE APPROXIMATELY 2 5/8 '' x 1 3/8 '' or 6.5 cm. x 3.5 cm. NOTE: THE IMAGE ABOVE IS LARGER THAN THE CARD TO SHOW THE DETAIL. THIS IS 100+ YEARS OLD IT IS NOT PERFECT THERE MAY BE VERY SLIGHT PAPER LOSS OTHER FLAWS SEE IMAGES ABOVE! 21AUST WE COMBINE SHIPPING BUY 1 TO 4 TRADE ADVERTISING CARDS AND THE TOTAL TO SHIP IS $2 BUY 5 TRADE ADVERTISING CARDS AND SHIPPING IS FREE NOTE: ON LARGER INTERNATIONAL ORDERS WE MAY REQUIRE REGISTERD MAIL AND WILL SPLIT THE COST WITH THE BUYER. INQUIRE IF CONCERNED!