|Albumen print, Carte-de-visite, early 1860s to mid 1860s|
Printed on mount verso "Bierstadt Bros...New Bedford, Mass."
The Boston Music Hall organ was installed in 1862, and at that time was the first concert pipe organ in the United States. It was commissioned in 1857 and built in Germany. At the time, it was the largest pipe organ in this country, containing 5,474 pipes and 84 registers.
The organ was removed from the Music Hall in 1884, put into storage, and later rebuilt.
A rare image.