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Fremden Buch = foreigner's book, 1853-1905

Streicher Inn (Polling, Germany)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
[208] p. ; ill. ; 37 cm.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Hotel guest register (1853-1905), once the property of the Streicher Inn, at Polling, Germany. The volume contains guests' signatures, their dates of stay, and home towns. American artists who signed the register include: Max Bohm, Frank Duveneck, Louis Ritter, Walter Shirlaw, John H. Twachtman, and Theodore Wores. Some signatures are accompanied by sketches.
Fremden Buch = foreigner's book, 1853-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Location of original unknown.
Biography Note:
Streicher Inn was a hotel located in Polling, Germany, where many American artists worked in the second half of the 19th century.
Language Note:
Donated 1997 by and dealer Ira Spanierman, owner of the Spanierman Gallery, New York City, and Lisa N. Peters, the gallery's Director of Research. Peters made a copy of the guestbook in 1987 when she visited Polling. At the time it was in the possession of Herr Siegfried Loeck of Munich, who allowed her to make a copy. Loeck died sometime before 1994 and attempts by Peters to locate descendants or determine the location of the original guestbook have been unsuccessful.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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