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Scrapbook: [compiled by] Mary Ann Staples, Stroudsburg, Monroe Co., Pennsylvania

Creator:
Staples, Mary Ann.  Search this
Names:
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (27 leaves , all ill. (some col.), 35 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Scrapbooks
Date:
[circa 1902]
Summary:
Scrapbook containing images (mostly color lithographs) excised from contemporary greeting cards, periodicals, trade cards, advertisements, and other kinds of ephemera. Images are mounted on both sides of the leaves.
General note:
Some of the companies and brands represented in the scrapbook include: Bridgeport Organ Co., Hood's Sarsaparilla; Bromangelon; Bush & Bull Drygoods; Uneeda Biscuit; Home Insurance Co. of N.Y.; Pease Piano; Fairy Soap (N.K. Fairbank Co.); J. & P. Coats' Spool Cotton; Stuylers bonbons; Gold Dust Washing Powder; White Sewing Machine; Palmer; Bee Soap; National Biscuit Co.
Some of the main themes featured in the scrapbook are: children; fashion; seashells; the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y.; animals; flowers; seasons; American patriotism; greeting cards; and ethnic caricatures.
Date of scrapbook based on copyright date appearing on some of the images.
Local Notes:
CHMRB copy 39088016106957 is the gift of Brooke Alexander.

CHMRB copy has the original, commercially-produced black- and silver-embossed red cloth binding, with cover title: Scrap book.
Topic:
Animals -- Pictorial works  Search this
Children -- Pictorial works  Search this
Decoration and ornament -- Pictorial works  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons -- Pictorial works  Search this
advertising -- United States -- Pictorial works  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
SIL-CH.MSS001774B
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-mss001774b

One hundred views of the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo and Niagara Falls : with a brief descriptive guide to these great attractions

Title:
100 views of the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo and Niagara Falls
Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo and Niagara Falls
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
[80] p. : ill., ports. ; 17 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Views
Pictorial works
Place:
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ontario)
Date:
1901
Call number:
T485.C1 O5X 1901
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1000334

Snap shots on the midway of the Pan-Am expo : including characteristic scenes and pastimes of every country there represented: Hawaiian, Mexican, and Indian dancers and dancing scenes, the bull fight, camel and donkey processions, Indian battles and the odd, novel and spicy attractions of this most attractive portion of the exposition,with vivid pen descriptions / by Richard H. Barry

Author:
Barry, Richard 1881-  Search this
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
157 p. : ill. ; 21 x 16 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
New York (State)
Buffalo
Date:
1901
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Women  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1004959

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1901-1902
Scope and Contents:
Select itemized correspondence:

1901: Coe, Sadie E.; Feb. 16.

1901: Myres, John L. [?]; Feb. 18.

1901: Murie, James R.; Feb. 18, 23; Apr. 2.

1901: Mead, Frances K.; Apr. 27.

1901: Murie, James R.; June 10.

1901: Farwell, Arthur; June 11.

1901: Wolle, J. Fred; June 12, 15.

1901: Barth, Johann Ambrosius; July 13.

1901: Murie, James R.; Aug. 24.

1901: Sutler, A. W.; Aug. 25.

1901: Deutscher Volkgesangverein; Aug. 27.

1901: Murie, James R.; Sept. 21.

1901: Stumpf, Prof. C.; Oct. 9.

1901: McGee, W. J.; Oct. 11.

1901: Murie, James R.; Oct. 25, 26; Nov. 8, 11, 16; Dec. 24.

1901: Benedict, A. L.; Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo; n.d.

1901: Westcott, Edith; n.d.

1901: Zitkala-Sa; n.d.

1902: Murie, James R.; Jan. 4, 6, 11, 13.

1902: Copy of telegram sent to Mrs. P. A. Hearst; ca. Feb. 1.

1902: Murie, James R.; Feb. 16, 25; Mar. 6, 10.

1902: Wolfram, A.; Mar. 11.

1902: Murie, James R.; Mar. 19; Apr. 2, 24, 28, 29.

1902: Dorsey, George A.; May 4.

1902: McGee, W J; Aug. 11.
Collection Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

Access to the Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers
MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers / Series 1: Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers / 1.1: Incoming correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4558-ref42
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Larry Zim World's Fair Collection

Collector:
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum.  Search this
Zim, Larry (Larry Zimmerman), 1931-1987  Search this
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Appalachian Exposition. (Knoxville, Tennessee: 1911)  Search this
Art and Techniques Exposition (Paris, France: 1937)  Search this
British Empire Exhibition (London, England : 1924-1925)  Search this
British Empire Exposition (Glasgow, Scotland: 1938)  Search this
Bronx International Exposition (New York, New York: 1917-1918)  Search this
Brussels International (1910 )  Search this
California Midwinter International Exposition (1894 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
California-Pacific International Exposition (San Diego, California: 1935-1936)  Search this
Canadian National Exposition (1937)  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States (1888 : Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Chicago Autumn Festival (1899)  Search this
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition (1882 : Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga)  Search this
Esposizione Internationale (1911 : Turin, Italy)  Search this
Esposizione Internationale D'Arte (Venice, Italy: 1910)  Search this
Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte (1895 : Venice, Italy)  Search this
Exhibition of Art Treasures (1857 : Manchester, England)  Search this
Exhibition, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (1878 : Boston, Massachusetts)  Search this
Expo 67 (Montréal, Québec)  Search this
Exposicion Centro-Americana (1897 : Guatemala City, Guatemala)  Search this
Exposition Coloniale Internationale (Paris, France: 1931)  Search this
Exposition International (1894 : Lyons, France)  Search this
Exposition International Coloniale Maritime et d'Art Flammand (Antwerp, Belgium: 1930)  Search this
Exposition International de Liege (1930)  Search this
Exposition Internationale Maritime (1887 : Le Havre, France)  Search this
Exposition Nationale Belge (1880 : Belgium)  Search this
Exposition Universelle (1885 : Antwerp, Belgium)  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1855 : Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition Universelle de Paris (1878 : Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1867 (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958: Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Fiera di Milano (1939)  Search this
Foreign Exhibition (1883 : Boston, Massachusetts)  Search this
Franco-British Exhibition (London, England: 1908)  Search this
Franklin Institute Exhibition (1874 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Gewerbe Austellung (1896 : Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Great Exhibition of 1851 (London, England)  Search this
Great Industrial Exhibition (1853 : Dublin, Ireland)  Search this
Great Lakes Exposition (Cleveland, Ohio: 1936-1937)  Search this
Hemisfair '68 (San Antonio, Texas: 1968)  Search this
Hudson-Fulton Celebration (1909)  Search this
Imperial International Exhibition (London, England: 1909)  Search this
International Exhibition (1897 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1862 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1871 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of 1872 (London, England)  Search this
International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures (1865: Dublin, Ireland)  Search this
International Exposition (Barcelona, Spain: 1929-1930)  Search this
International Exposition (Brussels, Belgium: 1935)  Search this
International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries (1925 : Paris, France)  Search this
International Exposition on the Environment (Spokane, Washington: 1974)  Search this
International Fire Exhibition 1903 : London, England)  Search this
International Marine Exhibition of Marine Hygiene and Exhibition of the Italian Glories (Genoa, Italy: 1914)  Search this
International Ocean Exposition (Okinawa, Japan: 1975)  Search this
Interstate and West Indian Exposition (Charleston, South Carolina: 1901-1902)  Search this
Italian Exposition (1904 : London, England)  Search this
Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition (Hampton Roads, Virginia: 1907)  Search this
Japan World Exposition (Osaka, Japan: 1970)  Search this
Japan-British Exhibition (London, England: 1910)  Search this
Knoxville International Energy Exposition (1982)  Search this
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Ecuadorian Exposition (Quito, Ecuador: 1909)  Search this
National Export Exposition (1899 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915: San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Scottish National Exposition (Edinburgh, Scotland: 1908)  Search this
Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition (1926 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Sydney International Exhibition (Sydney, Australia: 1879)  Search this
Texas Centennial Central Exposition (Dallas, Texas: 1936)  Search this
Universal Exhibition (1873 : Vienna, Austria)  Search this
Western Pennsylvania Exposition (1915 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893  Search this
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.)  Search this
Extent:
46 Cubic feet (123 boxes and 10 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Postcards
Greeting cards
Stationery
Panoramas
Sheet music
Posters
Shopping bags
Photographs
Stereographs
Menus
Place:
Disneyland (California)
Date:
1841-1988.
Scope and Contents:
Memorabilia of fairs and World's Fairs throughout history, both in the United States and abroad, including photographs, stereographs, panoramas and slides; printed materials; postcards; sheet music; philatelic material; stationery and greeting cards; menus and food service items; posters; shopping bags; motion picture films; and other items.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into three series.

Series 1: World's Fair Materials

Series 2: Reference and Miscellaneous Materials

Series 3: Larry Zim Materials
Biographical / Historical:
Larry Zim, whose actual name was Larry Zimmerman, was an industrial designer, a historian of World's Fairs who wrote extensively on the subject, and a collector of World's Fair memorabilia.
Provenance:
Collection by bequest of Larry Zim.
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:
Crystal Palace -- (New York, New York)  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Postcards
Greeting cards
Stationery
Panoramas
Sheet music -- 20th century
Posters
Shopping bags
Photographs -- 19th century
Sheet music -- 19th century
Stereographs
Menus
Citation:
Larry Zim World's Fair Collection, 1841-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0519
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Larry Zim World's Fair Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0519
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Photographs of Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and Gustave Gerlach

Creator:
Gerlach, Margarett  Search this
Names:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling, 1870-1945  Search this
Gerlach, Gustave, b. 1866  Search this
Konti, Isidore, 1862-1938  Search this
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander), 1870-1952  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1892-circa 1915
Summary:
The photographs and papers of sculptor Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and his pupil and colleague Gustave Gerlach measure 0.8 linear feet and date from circa 1892-circa 1915. The collection documents the work and studio practice of Bitter and Gerlach primarily through photographs and a photograph album, in addition to paper records including a proposal and lists of work completed for two international expositions, news clippings, and two drawings by Bitter on his personal stationary.
Scope and Contents:
The photographs and papers of sculptor Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and his pupil and colleague Gustave Gerlach measure 0.8 linear feet and date from circa 1892-circa 1915. The collection documents the work and studio practice of Bitter and Gerlach primarily through photographs and a photograph album, in addition to paper records including a proposal and lists of work completed for two international expositions, news clippings, and two drawings by Bitter on his personal stationary.

Papers include lists of artwork for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Photographs number approximately 250 and document the studio practice and work of Karl Bitter and Gustave Gerlach during Gerlach's tenure in Bitter's studio. Photos include images of Bitter, Gerlach, Isidore Konti, Joseph Sibbel, and other sculptors and studio assistants, and depict important works in progress such as Bitter's Alexander Hamilton and monumental sculpture for the 1901, 1904, and 1915 expositions, including Bitter's Standard Bearer (1901) and Adolph Weinman's Destiny of the Red Man (1904).

As a child Gerlach's daughter, Margarett, evidently spent time watching her father at work. She compiled this collection of photographs and papers and provided historical context in notes on the versos of some of the items.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as two series.

Series 1: Papers, circa 1892-circa 1915 (7 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Photographs, circa 1895-circa 1915 (0.7 linear feet Boxes 1-2, OVs 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Austrian born sculptor Karl Bitter (1867-1915) was active in New York City, New York. He exhibited his works at worldwide expositions and examples of his sculpture and memorials can be found throughout the United States. Sculptor Gustave Gerlach (b. 1866) was a pupil and colleague of Bitter's and was also active in New York City.

Karl Theodore Francis Bitter was born in Vienna, Austria, where he trained as a sculptor. While serving in the Austrian military in 1889, Bitter immigrated to the United States and applied for citizenship. Ultimately, Bitter settled in New York City and worked as an assistant in a home decorating firm while establishing his reputation as a sculptor. After working as a sculptor at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and as director at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, in 1901, Bitter was named head of the sculpture programs at both the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, and the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, California. Bitter was awarded the silver medal of the Paris Exposition, 1900; the gold medal of the Pan-American Exposition, 1901; and the gold medal at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904.

Bitter offered work to sculptor Gustave Gerlach after seeing some of his sculpture. Gerlach subsequently assisted Bitter at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition as superintendent of sculpture, and at the 1904 and 1915 expositions. Following Bitter's sudden death in 1915, Gerlach proposed the execution of a memorial fountain for him in Weehawken, New Jersey, based on an original design by Bitter. However, due to anti-German sentiment in the United States at that time, Gerlach was unable to proceed with the memorial and ultimately returned the money he had raised for the fountain.

Bitter and Gerlach worked with many prominent sculptors of the day, including Isidore Konti, Adolph Weinman, and Alexander Stirling Calder who was named acting-chief of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. Bitter and Calder both employed the services of renowned model Audrey Munson.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the Karl Theodore Francis Bitter Papers, 1887-circa 1977.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2019 by Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr., art historians and collectors in Milford, Pennsylvania, who purchased the collection at auction. The collection was originally complied by Gustave's daughter, Margarett.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Citation:
Photographs of Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and Gustave Gerlach, circa 1892-circa 1915. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gerlmarg
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Photographs of Karl Francis Theodore Bitter and Gustave Gerlach
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gerlmarg
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Pan-American World Exposition, Buffalo 1901 [map]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
A.B. Floyd  Search this
Creator:
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper.)
Container:
Box 10, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Maps
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1901
Scope and Contents:
Map of Pan-American World Exposition Fairgrounds, Buffalo, N.Y. 1901 from World Fair event booklet published by A.B. Floyd.
Local Numbers:
040060188.tif (AC Scan No.)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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:
World expositions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: World Expositions, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: World Expositions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-world-ref556

World expositions : stereographs

Topic:
John Bull (locomotive)
Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Creator:
Kilburn, B. W. (stereograph publisher)  Search this
Centennial Photographic Co. (stereograph publisher)  Search this
Burr & Manley Dry Goods, Groceries and Clothing (stereograph publisher)  Search this
Names:
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Exposition universelle de 1867 (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Krupp (gun manufacturer)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
41 Items
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereographs
Place:
Paris (France) -- Exhibitions -- 1860-1900 -- Stereographs
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Exhibitions -- 1870-1880 -- Stereographs
San Diego (Calif.) -- Exhibitions
Massachusetts -- Exhibitions -- 1870-1880 -- Stereographs
Buffalo (N.Y.) -- Exhibitions -- 1900-1910 -- Stereographs
Date:
ca. 1867-1915
Scope and Contents:
Includes the Centennial Exhibition (7, incl. 1 of Machinery Hall, pub. by Burr & Manley Dry Goods, Groceries and Clothing, Manchester Depot, Vermont; and 4 by Centennial Photographic Co.); Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association Thirteenth Exhibition, 1878 (1); World's Columbian Exposition, 1893 (25); Paris Exposition, 1867 (1); Exposition Universelle, 1900 (1); Pan-American Exposition (1); Panama-California Exposition, 1915 (1); A.Y.P. Exposition (2); 2 unidentified. Other photographers and publishers represented include B.W. Kilburn.
General:
Stereograph in World's Columbian Exposition group shows John Bull locomotive and train and "great Krupp Guns."
Related Materials:
Forms part of photographs division, Warshaw Collection; in stereographs sub-series, box 7.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, unless protected by plastic sleeves.
Series 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:
Exhibitions -- Stereographs  Search this
Centennial Celebrations -- Stereographs  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Stereographs
Stereographs
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2835

William Anderson Coffin papers

Topic:
Harper's Weekly
New York Post
Creator:
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Names:
American Artists' Committee of One Hundred  Search this
American Rights Committee  Search this
Committee for the Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition d'artistes de l'école Américaine (1919 : Paris, France)  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Musée d'histoire et d'art (Luxembourg)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Société des artistes français  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Gay, Walter, 1856-1937  Search this
Gussow, Bernard, 1881-1957  Search this
Mauer, Alfred  Search this
Stella, Joseph, 1877-1946  Search this
Warren, Whitney, 1864-1943  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1886-1924
Summary:
The papers of New York painter and art critic William Anderson Coffin date from 1886-1924 and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence, project files for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the American Artist's Committee of One Hundred, and the exhibition of works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, three additional scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York painter and art critic William Anderson Coffin date from 1886 to 1924 and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence; project files for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the American Artist's Committee of One Hundred, and the exhibition of works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris; three additional scrapbooks; printed material; and photographs.

Scattered biographical material includes membership cards and an autobiographical essay. Correspondence is with colleagues and related generally to receptions and events, including an invitation to the launch of the U. S. Battleship Arizona. There are one or two letters each from Frank W. Benson, Edwin Howland Blashfield, Royal Cortissoz, Walter Gay, and Whitney Warren.

Three series of project files document Coffin's work for the Fine Arts Division of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the American Artists' Committee of One Hundred that established a relief fund for families of French soldier-artists, and an exhibition of artwork by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris. Files contain a variety of materials, such as letters, drafts of reports, meeting minutes, photographs, catalogs and brochures, and other materials. There are two oversized scrapbooks for the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition. The files for the Luxembourg Museum exhibition include a letter signed by Louis Bouché, Bernard Gussow, Alfred H. Maurer, Joseph Stella, and William Zorach protesting the exclusion of their work.

Three additional scrapbooks contain clippings of articles written by Coffin when he was employed as an art critic for The New York Evening Post, Harper's Weekly, and The New York Sun.

Printed material consists of miscellaneous clippings primarily about Coffin, programs from American Rights Committee exercises, a Dixie Club of New York concert, a Lotos Club concert, the Lafayette-Marne Anniversary exercises, and souvenir tickets to various art-related events including several Paris Salon Vernissage events sponsored by the Société des Artistes Francais.

Photographs include an album of photographs of Coffin, various family members, and residences; a photograph of Coffin posing with an unidentified group of his colleagues; and photographs of family friends. Project files also contain photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1916-1922 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1915-1924 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Project File for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, 1900-1901 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Project File for the American Artists' Committee of One Hundred, 1914-1923 (14 folders; Box 1)

Series 5: Project File for the Exhibition of Works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, 1919-1920 (11 folders; Box 1)

Series 6: Scrapbooks of Clippings of Articles Written by Coffin, 1886-1913 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1912-1924 (6 folders; Box 1)

Series 8: Photographs, 1905-1923 (10 folders; Box 1)
Biographical Note:
William Anderson Coffin (1855-1925) of New York City was a landscape and figure painter and art critic. He organized several notable exhibitions and art-related charitable events for relief work in post-World War I France.

William Anderson Coffin was born near Pittsburgh in Allegheny, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1855, the son of Isabella C. Anderson and James Gardiner Coffin. Coffin studied art and graduated from Yale University in 1874. Three years later, he left for Paris and studied with academic artist Léon Bonnat. Coffin exhibited in the Paris Salons of 1879, 1880, and 1882.

In 1882, Coffin moved to New York City, participating in many exhibitions, including at the National Academy of Design. He also wrote as an art critic for Scribner's and Harper's Weekly, among other publications. From 1886 to 1891, he was art critic for The New York Evening Post, and was art editor at the New York Sun from 1896 to 1901.

Coffin directed the Fine Arts Division of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo from 1900 to 1901, and participated as a member of the New York Advisory Board of the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915. Coffin was also president of the American Artists' Committee of One Hundred that established a relief fund for families of French soldier-artists. For this charitable work, Coffin received the medal of the Legion of Honor from the French government in 1917.

Coffin was a member of various arts organizations including the Lotos Club, the Architectural League of New York, and the National Academy of Design. His artwork is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Municipal Gallery of Venice, Italy, the Albright Art Gallery, and the Brooklyn Museum.

William Anderson Coffin died on October 26, 1925 in New York City.
Provenance:
The William Anderson Coffin papers were donated in 1970 by Stewart Klonis to whom the papers were given by Mrs. DeWitt M. Lockman of Manorville, Long Island, New York.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The William Anderson Coffin 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:
Art Exhibitions France Paris  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Civilian relief -- France  Search this
Art critics -- France -- Paris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
William Anderson Coffin papers, 1886-1924. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.coffwill
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William Anderson Coffin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-coffwill
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1905 Hulda and Ellen Larson's Pan-American Exposition Quilt

Maker:
Larson, Hulda Fredricka  Search this
Larson, Ellen Sophia Cecilia  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 66 in x 59 in; 167 cm x 149 cm
Object Name:
quilt
Date made:
1905
Subject:
Expositions and Fairs  Search this
Quilting  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Judith Anderson Weise
ID Number:
1986.0032.01
Catalog number:
1986.0032.01
Accession number:
1986.0032
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Popular Entertainment
Quilts
Family & Social Life
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_556203

Records, 1887-1966

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Frank 1841-1918  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Hollister, N (Ned) 1876-1924  Search this
Hornaday, William T (William Temple) 1854-1937  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Mann, William M. 1886-1960  Search this
Reed, Theodore H  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Living Animals  Search this
National Zoological Park Commission (U.S.)  Search this
United States Government Printing Office  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Animal Department  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa (1926)  Search this
Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia (1940)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
147 cu. ft. (288 document boxes) (1 tall document box) (4 bound volumes) (71 microfilm reels)
Type:
Maps
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Drawings
Clippings
Books
Manuscripts
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Pamphlets
Diaries
Plates (illustrations)
Letterpress copybooks
Picture postcards
Architectural drawings
Date:
1887
1887-1966
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Zoo directors  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000074
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Diaries, Ledgers, Memoranda, and Memo Books 1895-1931 and undated [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
National Zoological Park Commission Records 1889-1891 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Congressional Document Files 1888-1905 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Correspondence and Letter Registers 1887-1965 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Animal Voucher Book 1905-1918 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Voucher Abstracts 1905-1927 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Requisitions 1904-1942, 1960-1966 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Payroll, Time, and Attendance Records 1890-1921, 1927-1932 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Scrapbooks 1887-1931 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Specimen Identification Sketches, Drawings, and Plates c. 1890-1918 [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Animal Records 1890-1988 and undated [National Zoological Park (U.S.)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216681

Collection of badges, medals and insignia : Tiffany pavilion, interior court, Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, N.Y., 1901

Title:
Medals, badges and insignia shown in the Tiffany pavilion, Pan-American Exposition
Author:
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
Buffalo
Date:
1901
[1901]
Topic:
Medals  Search this
Badges  Search this
Insignia  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
CJ5507 1901 .T56 1901
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_475946

Collection of badges, medals and insignia [microform] : Tiffany pavilion, interior court, Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, N.Y., 1901

Title:
Medals, badges and insignia shown in the Tiffany pavilion, Pan-American Exposition
Badges, medals and insignia
Author:
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Microforms
Exhibitions
Date:
1901
Topic:
Medals  Search this
Badges  Search this
Insignia  Search this
Call number:
mfm 003107.146.10
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_485618

Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum, 1867-1940

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Ravenel, W. de C (William de Chastignier) 1859-1933  Search this
Government Board of Management  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga.)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
London International Fisheries Exposition (1883)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition (1884-1885 : New Orleans, La.)  Search this
Berlin International Fisheries Exposition (1880: Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition (1898 : Omaha, Neb.)  Search this
California-Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, California)  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
World's Poultry and Congress Exposition (Seventh) (1939 : Cleveland, Ohio)  Search this
International Exposition of Art and Technique in Modern Life (1937 : Paris)  Search this
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition (1884)  Search this
Columbian Historical Exposition, Madrid, Spain (1892)  Search this
Great Lakes Exposition 1936-1937: Cleveland, Ohio)  Search this
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905 : Portland, Or.)  Search this
Southern Exposition (1883 : Louisville, Ky.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition (1897 : Nashville, Tenn.)  Search this
Texas Centennial Exposition (1936 : Dallas)  Search this
Physical description:
57.77 cu. ft. (91 document boxes) (7 half document boxes) (15 12x17 boxes) (3 16x20 boxes) (2 cu. ft. large oversize box) (oversize materials)
Type:
Exhibition catalogs
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Floor plans
Maps
Drawings
Clippings
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Letterpress copybooks
Picture postcards
Serials (publications)
Date:
1867
1867-1940
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000070
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216677

Buffalo Cinderellas : the Gentleman, the Huckster, and the Pan American Exposition / Rick Barrett

Author:
Barrett, Rick  Search this
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
137 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Buffalo
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Date:
2018
Topic:
Cinderella materials (Philately)  Search this
Seals and labels (Philately)  Search this
Postage stamps  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091793

Exhibit case with pipes, labeled "Types of Narcotic Utensils" 1901

Collector and exhibit designer:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 albumen print 007 in x 007 1/2 in mounted on 008 1/2 in x 009 1/2 in
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Local number:
NAA INV 09708900
OPPS NEG 88-8749
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Photographs of Smithsonian Institution exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition 1901
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_86547

Exhibit case of South American bows and arrows 1901

Collector and exhibit designer:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 albumen print 006 3/4 in x 009 1/4 in mounted on 007 1/4 in x 009 1/2 in
Culture:
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Topic:
Bow and arrow  Search this
Local number:
NAA INV 09709200
OPPS NEG 87-8747
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Photographs of Smithsonian Institution exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition 1901
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_86550

Exhibit case with fire making devices and bow drills 1901

Collector and exhibit designer:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 albumen print 006 1/4 in x 008 in mounted on 008 in x 010 in
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Local number:
NAA INV 09709300
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Photographs of Smithsonian Institution exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition 1901
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_86551

Exhibit case with fire making devices and bow drills 1901

Collector and exhibit designer:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 albumen print 007 1/4 in x 009 3/4 in mounted on 008 1/2 in x 011 in
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Local number:
NAA INV 09709400
OPPS NEG 88-8746
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Photographs of Smithsonian Institution exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition 1901
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_86552

Exhibit case with fire making devices and bow drills 1901

Collector and exhibit designer:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 albumen print 007 1/4 in x 008 in mounted on 009 3/4 in x 013 in
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1901
Local number:
NAA INV 09710300
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Photographs of Smithsonian Institution exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition 1901
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_86561

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