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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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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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About Schmieg Hungate Kotzian

      Schmieg&Kotzian Also known as Schmieg Hungate Kotzian, this company was founded in London in 1908 when Karl Schmieg and Henri Kotzian met as apprentices to prominent London furniture manufacturers. They decided to become partners, and moved to … Continue reading

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USS Wakiva (SP-160), 1917-1918.

Return to Naval Historical Center home page. Return to Online Library listing DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY — NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER 805 KIDDER BREESE SE — WASHINGTON NAVY YARD WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060  Online Library of Selected Images: — U.S. NAVY SHIPS — USS Wakiva (SP-160), 1917-1918. … Continue reading

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RETROACTIVELY AWARDED AAA TITLES AMERICAN CAR RACING HARRY HARKNESS 1902

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