During WWII Steinway & Sons produced the "Victory Vertical" or G.I. Model Steinway for Allied troops fighting in Europe. They came complete with tuning kits and instructions. Some of these were dropped by parachute from planes in hope of entertaining soldiers on the field. Steinway and Sons Photo Collection by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Flickr
JAMES STEWART. Flying B-24 Liberators, his war record includes 20 combat missions as command pilot over enemy territory. He participated in raids over Berlin, Bremen and Frankfurt among others, and once served as the flight leader for a 1000 bomber raid over Berlin. His military awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross (2 Oak Leaf Clusters); the Air Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters); the French Croix de Guerre (with Palm), and by the War's end he had risen to the rank of Colonel.
Henry E. Steinway. This studio photo was taken by the noted civil war photographer, Mathew Brady. Born Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg February 15, 1797 Wolfshagen im Harz, Duchy of Brunswick (modern Germany) Died February 7, 1871 (aged 73) New York City, United States Occupation Piano manufacturer Known for Founding the piano company Steinway & Sons
Bach in Subways: Putting Music Where the People Are. This year, to coincide with the 330th anniversary of Bach’s birth, events will take place in over 120 cities in 39 countries as part of Bach in the Subways. An idea started by New York-based cellist Dale Henderson