Monthly Archives: October 2011

Picture of Harry riding with his riding mechanician 1904 in his 60 h.p. Mercedes in first race of "Climb to the Clouds"

Among the Clouds was a seasonal newspaper published atop New Hampshire’s Mount Washington in the late 1800s into early 1900s.  The title is fitting for this scene from 1904.  Thanks to the camera work of F.W. Spooner, and the courtesy … Continue reading

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Lamon V. Harkness Harry’s Father

Lamon V. Harkness Lamon V. Harkness Born 1839 Bellevue, Ohio Died January 17, 1915 California Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery Residence New York City Occupation Businessman Children Harry S. (1877-1919) Parents Stephen V. Harkness Lamon Vanderburgh Harkness (1839 – January 17, … Continue reading

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Lamon V. Harkness Harry's Father

Lamon V. Harkness Lamon V. Harkness Born 1839 Bellevue, Ohio Died January 17, 1915 California Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery Residence New York City Occupation Businessman Children Harry S. (1877-1919) Parents Stephen V. Harkness Lamon Vanderburgh Harkness (1839 – January 17, … Continue reading

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Stephen V Harkness Grandfather

Stephen V. Harkness     Stephen Vanderburgh Harkness Born November 18, 1818 United States Died March 6, 1888(1888-03-06) (aged 69) New Hyde Park, New York Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery Residence New York City Occupation Businessman Spouse 1) Laura Osborne 2) Anna … Continue reading

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Antique Steinway Piano – Private Concert Event for Antique Steinway Piano

October 10, 2011 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Concert to Honor Historic Steinway & Sons’ Grand Piano – a 1918 Gem Which Belonged to Harry S. Harkness and Has Just Surfaced After Many Years. When Henry Steinway laid eyes on … Continue reading

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Harry Harkness On His Record Trip From Boston To New York Slashed by Two Complete Hours on Monday

HARKNESS THE LATEST Record Between Boston and New York Slashed by Two Complete Hours on Monday – Motor Age Chicago New York, June 1904 21—Harry S. Harkness, of this city, who has won fame as a track racer and as … Continue reading

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WHEN the big Mercedes car ran away

Harry S. Harkness WHEN the big Mercedes car ran away from everything at the Brighton Beach track two weeks ago, the question on everybody’s lips was “Who’s Harkness?” That he was a chauffeur of undeniable nerve and skill, everyone who … Continue reading

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Another Unique Schmieg Hungate Kotzian-bodied Steinway Piano which George Gershwin played

The house was a unique collaboration between a great architect, a great industrial and interior designer, a great lighting designer, a great landscape architect, and enlightened and wealthy owners. Today, it retains most of its original Donald Deskey-designed furnishings. Among … Continue reading

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Steinway & Mercedes: What is the Connection?

One of the more intriguing chapters in Steinway history involves the company’s brief foray into the auto industry.  In 1888, when William Steinway was traveling in Europe, he chanced to hear that Gottlieb Daimler of Cannstatt, Germany was experimenting with … Continue reading

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Steinway & Mercedes: What is the Connection?

One of the more intriguing chapters in Steinway history involves the company’s brief foray into the auto industry.  In 1888, when William Steinway was traveling in Europe, he chanced to hear that Gottlieb Daimler of Cannstatt, Germany was experimenting with … Continue reading

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