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Oration by Frederick Douglass, delivered on the occasion of the unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument in memory of Abraham Lincoln, in Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C., April 14th, 1876. With an appendix

Author:
Douglass, Frederick 1818-1895  Search this
Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress) DLC  Search this
Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress) DLC  Search this
Correspondent:
Stern, Alfred Whital 1881-1960 DLC  Search this
Briggs, Morris H (Morris Henry) 1890- DLC  Search this
Donor:
Stern, Alfred Whital 1881-1960 DLC  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Monuments  Search this
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911 Emancipation Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
21 p. 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Addresses
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1876
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063939

Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911

Collection Creator:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
5 Photographs
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Open to researchers by appointment. Contact Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum by email: sapa@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The photographs are owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
See more items in:
Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs
Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs / Series 1: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-met-ref277

Thomas Ball guestbook, 1874-1932

Creator:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Visitors' books
Topic:
Poets  Search this
Artists  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8275
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210446
AAA_collcode_ballthom
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210446

B; Ball, Thomas 1819-1911; Barnard, George Gray; Bartram, W.; Beal, Gifford; Beck, George

Collection Creator:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Richardson, Constance, 1905-  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Edgar P. Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers
E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers / Series 6: Artist-Subject files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-richedga-ref663

Thomas Ball letter to Charles Henry Hart

Creator:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1893 April 6
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6818
See more items in:
Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6818

Thomas Ball letter to Stilson Hutchins, 1888 March 30

Creator:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Subject:
Webster, Daniel  Search this
Hutchins, Stilson  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Artists and patrons  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9522
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211721
AAA_collcode_ballthsh
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211721

William Couper papers

Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Names:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1872-1971
bulk 1872-1908
Summary:
The papers of William Couper date from 1872 through 1971 with the bulk of the material dated 1872 through 1908. The collection consists of 0.9 linear feet of letters, photographs, and printed material that document William Couper's career as a sculptor and his family life. Letters are from Couper and his wife to his parents, and to his brother John, discussing family matters, his art training, his travels, and his work in New York. There are also several letters from his father-in-law, sculptor Thomas Ball.
Scope and Content Note:
The William Couper papers span the years 1872 to 1971 with the bulk of the material dated 1872 to 1942, and measure 0.9 linear feet. They consist of letters, photographs, and printed material that document William Couper's career as a sculptor. Letters are from Couper and his wife to his parents, and to his brother John, discussing family matters, his art training, his travels, and his work in New York. There are also several letters from his father-in-law, sculptor Thomas Ball. An index of the letters and transcripts of approximately 70 of the letters were prepared by Couper's nephew Monroe Couper and are filed within the collection.

Also found within the papers are 0.4 linear feet of photographs of Couper and family members, his home in Florence, Italy, and a photograph album and unbound photographs of his art work. There are also clippings and 3 theater programs for productions in which William Couper performed.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 3 series:

Series 1: Letters, 1874-1908 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet; reel 5883)

Series 2: Photographs, 1886-1887 (Box 2-3; 0.4 linear feet; reel 5883)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1872-1971 (Box 2; 4 folders; reel 5883)
Biographical Note:
William Couper was born September 20, 1853 in Norfolk, Virginia, son of John Diedrich Couper and Euphania Monroe Couling Couper. He acquired an interest in sculpture from time spent at his father's company, Couper Marble Works.

After studying at the Cooper Institute in New York, Couper won a scholarship to the Royal Academy at Munich in 1875. Disliking the atmosphere in Munich, he took a place in the studio of Thomas Ball in Florence, Italy in the same year. Couper married Mr. Ball's daughter, Eliza Chickering Ball in 1878, and remained in Florence for over two decades, returning to New York to open a studio in 1897.

In 1901, Couper received a bronze medal at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. His notable works include a series of thirteen heroic busts of scientists for the American Museum of Natural History, a relief sculpture for the Sailors' Memorial in Annapolis, a statue of Capt. John Smith at Jamestown, and a portrait bust of John D. Rockefeller.

Couper retired in 1913 and died later in 1942 in Easton, Maryland.
Provenance:
The William Couper papers were donated by the artist's nephew Monroe Couper to the Archives of American Art in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The William Couper papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- Italy  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.coupwill
See more items in:
William Couper papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coupwill

Saint Valentine's Day, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Hirschl & Adler Galleries New York New York
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure female--Child--Full length  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Letter  Search this
Ceremony--Holiday--Valentine's Day  Search this
Control number:
IAS 8F720003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_470111

La Petite Pensee, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1873
Topic:
Figure female--Child--Bust  Search this
State of Being--Mood--Meditation  Search this
Control number:
IAS 8F720004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_470112

Ophelia, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Relief
Owner/Location:
Hirschl & Adler New York New York
Date:
Ca. 1884
Topic:
Literature--Shakespeare--Hamlet  Search this
Literature--Character--Ophelia  Search this
Figure female--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAS 8F720005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_470113

Daniel Webster, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Subject:
Webster, Daniel  Search this
Medium:
Parian ware
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smith College Smith College Museum of Art Elm Street at Bedford Terrace Northampton Massachusetts 01063 Accession Number: 1952:11
Date:
1853
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--Diplomat  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Occupation--Law--Lawyer  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77000707
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_11040

Emancipation Monument, (sculpture)

Title:
Lincoln Emancipation, (sculpture)
Freedom's Memorial, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Architect:
Babcock, O. E.  Search this
Founder:
Royal Foundry  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Archer, Alexander  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite with bronze plaques
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located Lincoln Park East Capitol & 11th Streets, N.E Washington District of Columbia
Date:
Modeled 1874. Cast 1875. Dedicated April 14, 1876
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Law--Lawyer  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Slave  Search this
History--United States--Black History  Search this
History--United States--Emancipation Proclamation  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76004862
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_15809

Charles Sumner, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Founder:
F. Barbedienne fonderie  Search this
Subject:
Sumner, Charles  Search this
Medium:
Figure: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Boston Office of Cultural Affairs Boston City Hall, Room 716 Boston Massachusetts 02201
Located Boston Public Garden Boylston Street Mall Boston Massachusetts
Date:
Commissioned 1876. 1877. Dedicated Dec. 23, 1878
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--Senator  Search this
Occupation--Education  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76004863
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_15810

George Washington, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Carver:
John Evans & Company  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Boston Office of Cultural Affairs Boston City Hall, Room 716 Boston Massachusetts 02201
Located Boston Public Garden West end, near Arlington Street gate Boston Massachusetts
Date:
Commissioned 1859. Modeled 1864. Cast and dedicated 1869
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76004864
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_15811

P. T. Barnum, (sculpture)

Title:
Phineas T. Barnum, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Architect:
Longstaff, George W. (attributed to)  Search this
Founder:
Royal Foundry  Search this
Architectural firm:
Longstaff & Hurd  Search this
Subject:
Barnum, P. T  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: limestone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Bridgeport Parks & Recreation Department 45 Lyon Terrace Bridgeport Connecticut 06604
Located Seaside Park Foot of Iranistan Avenue Bridgeport Connecticut
Date:
Designed 1885. 1887-1888. Dedicated July 1893
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Performing Arts--Circus  Search this
Occupation--Political--Mayor  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Occupation--Monetary--Philanthropist  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76004885
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_15828

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Couper, William 1853-1942  Search this
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Architect:
Blockson, R. C.  Search this
Founder:
Gorham Manufacturing Company  Search this
Fabricator:
Van Amringe Granite Company  Search this
Contractor:
Kyle Granite Company  Search this
Subject:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Swedish Bonnacord Red granite; Foundation: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located Triangle at Connecticut Avenue, M Street, and 18th Street, N.W Washington District of Columbia
Date:
Cast 1907-1908. Dedicated May 7, 1909. Installed 1910
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Occupation--Education--Teacher  Search this
Dress--Ceremonial--Academic Dress  Search this
Object--Furniture--Chair  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76005545
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_16440

Benjamin Franklin, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Greenough, Richard Saltonstall 1819-1904  Search this
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: marble and granite
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Boston Office of Cultural Affairs Boston City Hall, Room 716 Boston Massachusetts 02201
Located Old City Hall School Street, front courtyard Boston Massachusetts
Date:
Modeled 1855. Dedicated Sept. 17, 1856. Plaques cast 1856-1858. Memorial rededicated Sept. 18, 1865
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Occupation--Education--Philosopher  Search this
Occupation--Science--Inventor  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Author  Search this
Occupation--Political--Postmaster  Search this
Ceremony--Civic--Political  Search this
History--United States--Declaration of Independence  Search this
History--United States--Treaty of Paris  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76006177
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_17020

Josiah Quincy, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Founder:
Royal Foundry  Search this
Subject:
Quincy, Josiah  Search this
Medium:
Figure: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Boston Office of Cultural Affairs Boston City Hall, Room 716 Boston Massachusetts 02201
Located Old City Hall Courtyard, School Street Boston Massachusetts
Date:
Modeled 1878. Cast 1879. Dedicated Sept. 17, 1879
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--Mayor  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Occupation--Education  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Author  Search this
Occupation--Law--Lawyer  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76008827
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_19558

Chickering Monument, (sculpture)

Title:
Angel of Death Unveiling the Eyes of Faith, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures-Gravestone
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Mt. Auburn Cemetery Magnolia Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts
Date:
1872
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Religion--Angel  Search this
Allegory--Death  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Faith  Search this
Emblem--Cross  Search this
Object--Other--Torch  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76008835
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_19566

Emancipation Group, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Founder:
Royal Foundry  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Washington, George  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Boston Office of Cultural Affairs Boston City Hall, Room 716 Boston Massachusetts 02201
Located Park Square Boston Massachusetts
Date:
Modeled 1874. Cast 1877 or 1879
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Law--Lawyer  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Other--Slave  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
History--United States--Black History  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76008840
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_19571

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