This maximum card has the American Music stamp on a postcard of a painting by Fernand Léger, The Three Musicians. The painting is in The Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was painted in 1944 (after a drawing of 1924-25). The painting has been thought to be influenced by little bands of musicians in Paris dance halls. One art historian suggested in an article, The Cubists & the Tubist, that the three musicians represent the three Cubists Braque, Picasso, and Léger himself.
The 5¢ American Music stamp design includes a lute, horn and music score. It was issued on October 15, 1964 in New York, New York, where the headquarters of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is located. The society was founded in 1914, and 1964 was its 50th anniversary.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog