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Letter from Bingham to Goupil & Co. concerning the reproduction of his painting, "Canvassing for Votes." Bingham also mentions the popularity of his painting "County Election" and criticism of him in an issue of the American Art Union Bulletin.
George Caleb Bingham letter, 1852 January 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 2787 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Painter (St. Louis, Mo.)
Donated 1965 by Abe Brayer, who knows the owner of the original letter.
Lives of American Artists
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