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Two essays by Porter, "A Select Collection of Valuable and Curious Arts and Interesting Experiments" and "Essays on Various Kinds of Painting by Rufus Porter, September 11, 1845-April 9, 1846," a compilation of articles for the magazine, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.
Rufus Porter writings, 1825-1846. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 1734 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Scientist; New York, N.Y. Founded the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN in 1845.
Jean Lipman, the donor, is an art historian and is a frequent donor to AAA.
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
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