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A daily journal covering the last ten years of Ruben Peale's life. Much of it concerns farm and family activities, but there are also many references to his still-life painting. Entries from April 1865 describe the news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination and funeral procession.
Rubens Peale diaries, 1855-1865. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel D10 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Still life and animal painter, museum administrator. Son of Charles Willson Peale.
Donated 1959 by Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman.
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