Western History & Genealogy Blog
Manuscript Monday: Symphony Orchestra Figurines
Meet the Denver Miniature Symphony Orchestra, a miniature collection of figurines created by Dr. and Mrs. Cuthbert Powell. From 1939-1946 the Cuthberts were busy crafting 100 mesmerizingly detailed orchestra members, along with equally tiny instruments, sheet music, and stands. The project was engineered to pique interest in and encourage support of the Denver Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the figurines, the collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, and other music memorabilia.