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"Liberty" pattern Jacquard coverlet fragment, 19th century

Physical Description:
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
George Washington (border pattern)
red, blue (overall color)
wool (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 83 in x 23 in; 210.82 cm x 58.42 cm
Object Name:
coverlet panel, figured
Place made:
United States
Date made:
19th century
Credit Line:
Anonymous gift
ID Number:
TE.T16875
Catalog number:
T16875.000
Accession number:
310652
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_620493
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Olive Leavister 19th Century Handmade Valentine Collection

Creator:
Lazerowitz, Seymour (dealer)  Search this
Leavister, Olive Mae, 1913-1990  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Greeting cards
Valentines
Date:
1830-1880
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of one hundred and fifteen handmade valentine cards. It contains examples of American, English and German cards dating from the 1830s through the 1880s. The cards are in excellent condition with many of them containing poems written on the inside and signed by the sender. In addition, there are a few envelopes found among these materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Olive Mae Leavister was born on December 16, 1913 in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to the Washington, DC metropolitan area sometime in the 1930s where she met her husband Charles D. Leavister. She was a charter member of the Maryland Doll Club and frequently gave lectures at doll and antique meetings. In addition, Mrs. Leavister also collected toys, children's books, holiday postcards, sewing objects, candy containers, Christmas ornaments and valentines. Olive Mae Leavister died on June 20, 1990.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, on July 11, 1990, by Seymour Lazerowitz. Mr. Lazerowitz purchased the cards from Olive Leavister prior to her death.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Children  Search this
Holidays -- 1830-1880  Search this
Saint Valentine's Day -- 1830-1880  Search this
Genre/Form:
Greeting cards -- 1830-1880
Valentines -- 1830-1880 -- England
Valentines -- 1830-1880 -- Germany
Valentines -- 1830-1880 -- U.S.
Citation:
Olive Leavister 19th Century Handmade Valentine Collection, 1830s-1880s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Seymour A. Lazerowitz in honor of Olive Leavister.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0376
See more items in:
Olive Leavister 19th Century Handmade Valentine Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0376
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19th century African-American Literature Collection

Names:
African Methodist Episcopal Church  Search this
First African Baptist Church (Savannah, Ga.)  Search this
Knights of Pythias  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet ((30 books))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Date:
circa 1800 - circa 1898
Summary:
This collection, which dates from the 19th century, contains 30 books written by or concerning African-Americans. The books are largely non-fiction and include material relating to African-American churches and evangelists, fraternal organizations, prominent members of the African-American Community, former slaves, education and self-improvement. Also present are several volumes of poetry, a tax ledger and a volume concerning patents.
Formatted Contents note:
Life and times of Frederick Douglass, written by himself -- Duplicate copy of the souvenir from the Afro-American league of Tennessee to Hon. James M. Ashley of Ohio... -- Myrtilla Miner, a memoir -- A narrative of the life and travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince -- A list of patents granted by the United States from April 10, 1790... -- Comly's spelling and reading book -- Poems written during the progress of the abolition question in the United States... -- The Black phalanx -- Progress of a race; or, the remarkable advancement of the Afro-American Negro from the bondage of slavery... -- Africa and America; addresses and discourses -- A discourse, delivered on the death of Capt. Paul Cuffe -- An apology for African Methodism -- History of the Knights of Pythias -- The college of life; or, practical self-educator, a manual of self-improvement for the colored race... -- The Rev. J.W. Loguen, as a slave and as a freeman -- Behind the scenes -- The story of Archer Alexander from slavery to freedom, March 30, 1863 -- From slave cabin to pulpit: the autobiography of Rev. Peter Randolph -- Uncle Tom's story of his life from 1789-1877 -- Poems on various subjects, religious and moral -- Men of mark: eminent, progressive and rising -- [Tax ledger] -- A memorial discourse by Rev. Henry Highland Grant -- My recollections of African M.E. Ministers -- William Lloyd Garrison: the abolitionist -- Annals of the First African church in the United States of America... -- How to get and keep churches out of debt... -- Code and the discipline of the African Methodist Episcopalian Zion Church -- History of the First African Baptist Church -- An autobiography: the story of the Lord's dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the colored evangelist.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans -- Social conditions  Search this
African American religious leaders  Search this
Slavery -- United States  Search this
Freedmen  Search this
Slaves  Search this
American poetry -- African American authors  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
19th century African-American literature collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-107
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-107

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Gallery records  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Accordion album with 394 15th-19th century textile fragments

Medium:
Silk, paper, fabric and opaque pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D (album, closed): 36.5 × 23.8 × 5.7 cm (14 3/8 × 9 3/8 × 2 1/4 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Album
Origin:
Japan and China
Date:
19th century
Period:
Edo period or Meiji era
Topic:
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
book  Search this
Japan  Search this
China  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Alan Kennedy
Accession Number:
F2017.11.1a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F2017.11.1a-b

Scrimshaw Bone Ruler or Straight Edge, 19th Century

Physical Description:
bone, whale (overall material)
scrimshaw (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 15/16 in; 34.29 cm x 2.38125 cm
Object Name:
scrimshaw bone ruler
ruler
bone ruler
Date made:
19th century
Credit Line:
Helen Freeman, Willard Nye Estate
ID Number:
DL.249981
Catalog number:
249981
Accession number:
48696
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Maritime
Cultures & Communities
Art
Transportation
Scrimshaw
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_309375
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19th-Century Sexual Advice: No Sex Before Meals

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Lectures
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 21:17:50 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_eb7e814c6ad850fda9aad039f8ee85fe

Berlin wool work Needle or Card case, mid 19th century

Physical Description:
wool, silk (overall material)
tent stitch (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Needle or Card Case
Needle or Card case
Date made:
ca. 1850
Credit Line:
Gift of Sophronia W. Barbaro
ID Number:
1988.0238.48
Catalog number:
1988.0238.48
Accession number:
1988.0238
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Victorian Needlework
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1063690

Some 19th-Century Physicians Thought Music Could Infect the Brain

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:45:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_75a7d6be06d920a1763b273482955a35

“Are Women Animals?” Asked One 19th-Century Letter Writer

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_fdc82aaf8a7aec8e71b1a64b2b7f5dc9

Second Ship From Sir John Franklin's 19th-Century Expedition Found

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:51:28 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_eb7b6ad3872785fab170ae514ddee7c4

How the 19th-Century Know Nothing Party Reshaped American Politics

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_07a1339cac025cac41825ad4a60d5c2d

Instead of Cheesy Pickup Lines, 19th-Century Americans Gave Out Calling Cards

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_0d6506683c265c51e52262ddd003030d

19th Century Concern Trolling: Chess Is “a Mere Amusement of a Very Inferior Character”

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:15:39 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_67f065dd602132ef962cc0928b91c1c0

A Smithsonian Historian Wanders the “Bardo,” Exploring the Spiritual World of the 19th Century

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_053ae116ad7fe7d87b904069a3889609

In the 19th Century, You Wouldn’t Want to be Put on the Treadmill

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:50:22 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_d301c7c62144375b8b41ddd71feb33fd

This Infamous 19th-Century Birth Control Pamphlet Got Its Writer Imprisoned

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 10 May 2017 15:10:51 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_0ed4b9a90375e0e3fd92dbc0edd85a99

Japan Will Allow Its Schools to Use a Controversial 19th-Century Imperial Text

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:24:01 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_8eb5c4b1a4599f39882bb7afb089723f

A 19th Century Shipwreck Might Be Why This Famous Female Naturalist Faded to Obscurity

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_18aa49a26ca64859217f829f8dad2a23

Chake suikozatsu / Kogetsu Rōō shū

Title:
茶家醉古襍 / 湖月老翁輯
Author:
Kogetsu active 19th century  Search this
Physical description:
5 volumes : illustrations ; 8 x 18 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1843
1848
Tenpō 14 [1843]-Kaei 1 [1848]
Topic:
Japanese tea ceremony  Search this
Japanese tea ceremony--Utensils  Search this
Tea masters  Search this
Call number:
797 .K5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_893294

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