JOSEF C. HOFMANN - CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY CARD SIGNED 1928 - HFSID 23246
Sale Price $270.00
Josef Hofmann signs a Christmas card in 1928.
Christmas Card signed: "Mr & Mrs Josef Hofmann/1928" inside of card folded to 4¼x6¼. Printed greeting above signature: "To greet you at Christmas and wish you Happiness in the New Year". Color seasonal image on front cover. Fine condition. Accompanied by original mailing envelope, 6½x4½. 2-cent Washington stamp affixed, postmarked Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 24, 1928. Addressed in unknown hand. 1928 Christmas seal affixed to verso. Irregular upper edge from opening. Fine condition. Josef Hofmann (1876-1957), a Polish-born American piano virtuoso, was a child prodigy who studied with Anton Rubinstein. He first toured the U.S. in 1887. Later, he was Director, Dean and teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Hofmann, who composed under the name of Michael Dvorsky, married Marie Eustis in 1905. She filed for divorce in 1927, the year before Hofmann signed this card. Two items.
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