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Anisacanthus thurberi (Torr.) A. Gray

Microhabitat Description:
desert-grassland  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
C. A. Lowe  Search this
Charles H. Lowe  Search this
J. W. Wright  Search this
Place:
Peloncillo Mountains. Five miles by road east of highway 80. Antelope Pass., Hidalgo, New Mexico, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 May 1965
Common name:
Thurber's Desert honeysuckle
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Acanthaceae
Published Name:
Anisacanthus thurberi (Torr.) A. Gray
Barcode:
01275064
USNM Number:
3728537
See more items in:
Flowering plants and ferns
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14347406

The Status of the Lizard Cnemidophorus perplexus Baird and Girard (Teiidae)

Author:
Maslin, T. P.  Search this
Lowe,Charles H.,,Jr  Search this
Beidleman, Richard G.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1958
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_87329

Bibliography of Sauromalus (Dumeril 1856), the chuckwallas

Author:
Beaman, Kent R.  Search this
Hollingsworth, Bradford D.  Search this
Lawler, Howard E.  Search this
Lowe, Charles H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1997
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_79840

Program from the Billie Holiday/Louis Armstrong “Birth of the Blues” concert

Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Published by:
Decca Records, British, founded 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Billie Holiday, American, 1915 - 1959  Search this
Louis Armstrong, American, 1901 - 1971  Search this
Velma Middleton, American, 1917 - 1961  Search this
Joe Garland, American, 1903 - 1977  Search this
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra, American, 1928 - 1947  Search this
Symphony Hall, American, founded 1900  Search this
Savoy Cafe, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2013.46.25.266a): 12 1/8 × 8 7/8 × 1/16 in. (30.8 × 22.6 × 0.1 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25.266b): 12 1/8 × 8 15/16 in. (30.8 × 22.7 cm)
Type:
souvenir programs
Place used:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 18, 1947
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.266ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.266ab
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Eucrypta micrantha

Min. Elevation:
475  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Kittie Fenley Parker  Search this
K. W. Parker  Search this
J. T. Wright  Search this
Charles H. Lowe  Search this
Place:
2 miles northwest of Castle Dome Peak, Castle Dome Mountains. Yuma County., Arizona, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 Feb 1952
Common name:
dainty desert hideseed
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Solanales Hydrophyllaceae
Published Name:
Eucrypta micrantha
Barcode:
03184244
USNM Number:
2069668
See more items in:
Flowering plants and ferns
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14759726

Reception for "Festival at Ford's"

Creator:
Bowman, Dwight  Search this
Subject:
Sadik, Marvin S  Search this
Hope, Bob 1903-2003  Search this
Kissinger, Henry 1923-  Search this
Channing, Carol  Search this
Lowe, Charles  Search this
Wilson, Flip  Search this
Burr, Raymond 1917-1993  Search this
Moore, Melba  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Ford's Theatre (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Broadcasting Company  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
November 12, 1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [71-3360A]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Public Domain
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_385425

Carcharhinus sp

Collector:
Charles Lowe  Search this
Place:
Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
Collection Date:
1914
Common name:
Requiem Shark
Bignose Shark
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Chondrichthyes Carcharhiniformes Carcharhinidae
Published Name:
Carcharhinus sp
USNM Number:
PAL331675
See more items in:
Paleogeneral
Fishes
Fish Taxonomic
Paleobiology
Data Source:
NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhpaleobiology_3416101

Fragments Of Earthenware - 35 Pcs.

Donor Name:
Charles F. Low  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Pottery
Place:
Clermont County, Ohio, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1878
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
007546
USNM Number:
A34848-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8100428
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Al Hirschfeld papers, 1931-1983

Creator:
Hirschfeld, Al, 1903-2003  Search this
Subject:
Brown, John Mason  Search this
Lowe, Charles  Search this
Chodorov, Edward  Search this
Atkinson, Brooks  Search this
Delaney, Beauford  Search this
Fruse, Roger K.  Search this
Topic:
Drawings  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Writings  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Caricaturists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7079
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209212
AAA_collcode_hirsal
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209212
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Music of the coastal Amerindians of Guyana [sound recording] / recorded by David Blair Stiffler

Recorder:
Stiffler, David Blair  Search this
Performer:
Miguel, Joseph  Search this
Miguel, Rosa  Search this
Coteman, Claudia  Search this
Williams, Philomena  Search this
Smith, William  Search this
Claudia, Claudia  Search this
Peneux, Harry  Search this
Peneux, Carl  Search this
Copin, Clyde  Search this
Herman, Donald  Search this
Hendricks, Joe  Search this
George, Charles  Search this
Lowe, Charles  Search this
Williams, Rudolph  Search this
Abrams, Carl  Search this
Quailo, Genevieve  Search this
France, Nathan  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Guyanese  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
Guyana
Date:
1982
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Arawak Indians  Search this
Carib Indians  Search this
Warao Indians  Search this
Local number:
FW04239
FLP 71019
Folkways 4239
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232082
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Charles Lowe

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Lowe, 1754 - 1854?  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
3.2cm x 2.7cm (1 1/4" x 1 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1762
Topic:
Miniature  Search this
Charles Lowe: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
Website: https://www.thehenryford.org/
Object number:
65.73.28
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_65.73.28

Inventory of research on fauna of desert environments / by Charles H. Lowe

Author:
Lowe, Charles H  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 77 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
Topic:
Deserts--Research  Search this
Desert animals  Search this
Call number:
GB612.L913
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_105097

Speciation and ecology in salamanders of the genus Aneides / by Charles Herbert Lowe, Jr

Author:
Lowe, Charles H  Search this
Physical description:
81 leaves, 3 leaves of plates : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
[1950]
Topic:
Climbing salamanders  Search this
Lungless salamanders  Search this
Call number:
QL668.C274 L69 1950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_612792

Folder 11 Lowe, Charles H., 1952-1976

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 327, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, Correspondence
See more items in:
Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0327-refd1e1943

Ecology of the saguaro / Warren F. Steenbergh & Charles H. Lowe

Author:
Steenbergh, Warren F  Search this
Lowe, Charles H  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sonoran Desert
Date:
1977
1983
1977-1983
Topic:
Saguaro  Search this
Saguaro--Ecology  Search this
Desert plants  Search this
Botany--Ecology  Search this
Call number:
QK495.C11 S64 1977X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_182698

List of the flowering plants, ferns, clubmosses, mosses and liverworts of Manitoba, by Charles W. Lowe

Author:
Lowe, Charles William 1885-  Search this
Natural History Society of Manitoba  Search this
Physical description:
110 p. 1 illus., fold. map. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Manitoba
Date:
1943
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Call number:
QK201 .L6X
QK201.L6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_111664

The venomous reptiles of Arizona / Charles H. Lowe, Cecil R. Schwalbe, Terry B. Johnson

Author:
Lowe, Charles H  Search this
Schwalbe, Cecil R  Search this
Johnson, Terry B  Search this
Arizona Game and Fish Department  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 115 p. : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arizona
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Reptiles  Search this
Poisonous snakes  Search this
Call number:
QL653.A6 L913 1986
QL653.A6L913 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_338249

The vertebrates of Arizona; annotated check lists of the vertebrates of the State: the species and where they live

Author:
Lowe, Charles H  Search this
Arizona Academy of Science  Search this
University of Arizona  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 259 p. illus., maps. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arizona
Date:
1964
Topic:
Vertebrates  Search this
Life zones  Search this
Call number:
QL162 .L91
QL162.L91
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_64704

The Vertebrates of Arizona : landscapes and habitats, fishes, amphibians and reptiles, birds, mammals / Charles H. Lowe, editor

Author:
Lowe, Charles H  Search this
Arizona Academy of Science Meeting (1960 : University of Arizona)  Search this
University of Arizona  Search this
Physical description:
270 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arizona
Date:
1972
1964
C1964
Topic:
Vertebrates  Search this
Life zones  Search this
Call number:
QL162 .L91 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_807201

Al Hirschfeld papers

Creator:
Hirschfeld, Al  Search this
Names:
Atkinson, Brooks, 1894-  Search this
Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969  Search this
Chodorov, Edward, 1904-1988  Search this
Delany, Beauford, 1901-  Search this
Fruse, Roger K.  Search this
Lowe, Charles  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Writings
Sketches
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Place:
Japan -- Description and Travel
Date:
1931-1983
Summary:
The papers of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1931-1983. Found within the papers are letters to Hirschfeld, business records, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection measures 0.9 linear feet, dates from 1931-1983, and documents the career of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. Found within the papers are letters, business records, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

Letters are from friends and colleagues, and the subjects of Hirschfeld's drawings. A small majority of letters are from Brooks Atkinson, John Mason Brown, Edward Chodorov, Beauford Delaney, Roger K. Fruse, and Charles F. Lowe. Additional correspondents for which there are one or two letters are listed in the series description that follows.

Business records include a receipt for artwork delivered, a notice of probate on the will of Billy Rose, a loan agreement from the Studio Museum in Harlem for a work by Beauford Delaney, and a contract from The Franklin Library for a portrait of Mencken. Writings by Hirschfeld consist of brief typescripts of film and theater critiques.

Artwork consists of a sketchbook of caricatures of theater performers, a sketchbook of images from travel to Japan, loose sketches, and drawings by children inspired by a visit to see Hirschfeld.

Also found within the papers are 11 folders of clippings, posters, and miscellaneous printed material. Photographs are of Hirschfeld, his wife, and a drawing.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series. All series are arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Letters, 1931-1983 (Boxes 1-2; 1.75 linear feet)

Series 2: Business Records, 1932-1979 (Box 2; 1 folder)

Series 3: Writings, 1937-1973 (Box 2; 3 folders)

Series 4: Art Work, 1967-1977 (Box 2; 4 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1953-1983 (Box 2, OV 3; 11 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, 1965 (Box 2; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Albert Hirschfeld was born on June 21, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, the youngest of the three sons of Isaac Hirschfeld and his Russian-born wife Rebecca.

Al Hirschfeld studied art in St. Louis and moved with his family to New York City in 1915. He studied at the National Academy of Art and Design and at the Art Students League, but due to financial difficulties in 1919, he took a job at Selznick Pictures where he was given his first art assignments designing advertisements. He was soon made art director, a position he held for several years, until the company went bankrupt. Because the company could not pay him what they owed, Hirschfeld worked for an entire year to earn enough to pay his artists what he, in turn, owed them.

By 1924, Hirschfeld was able to travel to Paris and London, where he studied painting, drawing, and sculpture, and began to grow his distinctive beard. By mid-1925, he had returned to New York City planning to begin a career as a painter, but on December 26, 1926, a sketch he had done of French actor Sacha Guitry was published in the New York Herald Tribune. Within two years his theatrical drawings were appearing in five different New York newspapers, including the New York Times, for which he worked on a freelance basis until the newspaper offered him a contract in 1990. Hirschfeld's caricatures have also appeared in The New Yorker, Playbill, TV Guide, New Masses, Time, Life, Reader's Digest, Rolling Stone, and many other publications.

Beginning in the late 1920s, Hirschfeld was assigned to capture the essence of each new Broadway play through his line drawings that were published prior to the play's opening night. Performers and the public alike were captivated with the accuracy of his seemingly effortless caricatures. During this time, Hirschfeld also co-edited a satirical journal, Americana, with Alexander King.

Divorced from his first wife, Florence Ruth Hobby, Hirschfeld met German-born film actress Dolly Haas when he was assigned to do a caricature of her. They were married in May 1943. Two years later, to celebrate the birth of his daughter Nina, Hirschfeld concealed her name in the background of his drawing for the play Are You With It? Finding the "Ninas" in his caricatures soon became an American ritual. During World War II, the Department of Defense trained bomber pilots the techniques of camouflage and target-spotting by having them search for the "Ninas" in Hirschfeld's drawings.

For forty years, Hirschfeld collaborated with S. J. Perelman in illustrating and writing books, including Westward Ha!, Listen to the Mockingbird, and The Swiss Family Perelman. Hirschfeld also provided illustrations for the 1986 memoir of Perelman, And Did You Once See Sidney Plain? Other books published by Hirschfeld include The Speakeasies of 1932, Harlem as Seen by Hirschfeld, Show Business is No Business, and Hirschfeld on Line.

Hirschfeld also had solo art exhibitions at the Heller Gallery, Hammer Gallery and at the Lincoln Center Museum of the Performing Arts. He received a Special Tony Award "for 50 years of theatrical cartoons" in 1975.

In 1991 and 1994, the United States Postal Service commissioned Hirschfeld to design a series of stamps commemorating comedians and silent film stars respectively. He was not only allowed to be the first artist to put his name on a U. S. postage stamp, but was allowed to include Nina's name within the caricatures as well.

In 1996, an Academy Award-nominated documentary film about Hirschfeld's life, The Line King, was released.

Hirschfeld's wife Dolly passed away in September 1994. Three years later, in October 1997, he married Louise Kerz, widow of Broadway producer and designer Leo Kerz. Al Hirschfeld died on January 20, 2003 in New York City.
Provenance:
The Al Hirschfeld papers were donated in 1983 by Al Hirschfeld and his dealer, George J. Goodstadt.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Al Hirschfeld 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:
Caricaturists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Sketches
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Al Hirschfeld papers, 1931-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hirsal
See more items in:
Al Hirschfeld papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hirsal
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