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Planemakers of Western Pennsylvania and environs / by Charles W. Prine, Jr

Author:
Prine, Charles W. 1926-  Search this
Physical description:
117 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Date:
2000
C2000
19th century
Topic:
Planes (Hand tools)--History  Search this
Woodwork--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_682220

Welfare and the poor in the nineteenth-century city : Philadelphia, 1800-1854 / Priscilla Ferguson Clement

Author:
Clement, Priscilla Ferguson 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
1985
C1985
19th century
Topic:
Public welfare--History  Search this
Poor--History  Search this
Call number:
HV99.P5C64 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_286458

Landscape with Figure, (painting)

Painter:
Davis, Charles Harold 1856-1933  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Schwarz Gallery 1806 Chestnut Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Figure  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62400119
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_109964

Goats in a Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Weber, Carl Philipp 1849-1921  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Schwarz Gallery 1806 Chestnut Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103
Date:
1874
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Figure  Search this
Animal--Goat  Search this
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62400124
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_109969

Still Life, (painting)

Painter:
Ream, Morston Constantine 1840-1898  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Schwarz Gallery 1806 Chestnut Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103
Date:
1876
Topic:
Still Life--Trompe L'Oeil  Search this
Still Life--Fruit  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62400129
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_109974

The Interesting Book, (painting)

Painter:
Dunsmore, John Ward 1856-1945  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Schwarz Gallery 1806 Chestnut Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103
Date:
1912
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62400130
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_109975

George Inness, the 1880s and 1890s / essay by Leo G. Mazow ; with commentaries by Rachael Ziady DeLue

Author:
Inness, George 1825-1894  Search this
Mazow, Leo G  Search this
DeLue, Rachael Ziady  Search this
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Inness, George 1825-1894  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
19th century
Topic:
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.I58 M39g 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_560908

Geography & postal history : papers from "a Writers' Institute" summer seminar 2011 / [ed.] by Diane DeBlois, Robert Dalton Harris & David L. Straight

Title:
Geography and postal history
Author:
DeBlois, Diane  Search this
Straight, David L  Search this
Harris, Robert Dalton  Search this
Postal History Society (U.S.)  Search this
American Philatelic Society  Search this
Summer Seminar of the American Philatelic Society (2011 : Bellefonte, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Physical description:
60 p. : ill., col. maps, col. facsims. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2012
2012]
19th century
Topic:
Postal service--History  Search this
Call number:
HE6371 .D43 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1005350

Double exposure : everyday beauty : photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture / foreword by Lonnie G. Bunch III ; essay by Robin Givhan

Title:
Everyday beauty
Writer of foreword:
Bunch, Lonnie G.  Search this
Writer of essay:
Givhan, Robin  Search this
Author:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
72 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 18 cm
Type:
Catalogs
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
19th century
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
African Americans in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1094576

The Past and Future of DC Chinatown (documentary film, 2018)

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2019-05-07T16:54:51.000Z
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
Anacostia_Community_Museums
YouTube Channel:
Anacostia_Community_Museums
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt__HIYU5TsUHU

William Trost Richards papers

Creator:
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Names:
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Coates, Edward Hornor, 1846-1921  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Lambdin, George Cochran, 1830-1896  Search this
Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895  Search this
Whitney, George, D. 1885  Search this
Wilcox, William H.  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Daguerreotypes
Photographs
Date:
1848-1920
Summary:
The William Trost Richards papers measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1848-1920. The collection documents Richards' personal life and his career as a landscape and seascape painter. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, business files, printed material, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials.
Scope and Contents note:
The William Trost Richards papers measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1848-1920. The collection documents Richards' personal life and his career as a landscape and seascape painter. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, business files, printed material, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials.

Correspondence files date from 1851 to 1917 and include family correspondence between Richards and his wife Anna as well as with their children. Of note are letters written by William Trost Richards to his wife while he was in Europe, which include many illustrations of his travels. Also found is general correspondence of a personal and professional nature between Richards and friends, artists, art dealers, and collectors, many of whom played a prominent role in Philadelphia society. Writings include essays written by Richards, homemade magazines written and illustrated by the Richards family, and writings by his wife Anna and others. Business files contain financial, legal, and real estate records, and printed material contains an exhibition catalog from 1976, news clippings, and event programs. Miscellany found in this collection include artwork by others, and inventory of paintings by others, compiled by Richards, and an interview transcript with Miriam Thayer Richards. Photographs include images of Richards, his wife Anna, and their home in Newport, Rhode Island.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into 6 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1851-1917, undated (Box 1-2; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings, 1849-1905, undated (Box 2-4; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Files, 1865-1920, undated (Box 4; 3 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1850-1906, 1976, undated (Box 4-5; 5 folders)

Series 5: Miscellany, 1848-1876, undated (Box 5; 5 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1850-1900 (Box 5; 7 folders)
Biographical/Historical note:
William Trost Richards was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1833. From 1850 to 1858 he worked as a designer and illustrator of ornamental metalwork, and briefly studied draughtsmanship and painting with the German artist Paul Weber. Richards was also an active member of the Forensic and Literary Circle of Philadelphia during the early 1850s. In 1852 he had his first exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a year later was elected a full Academician. He had great interest in landscapes and geological subjects, and spent summers sketching in the Catskills and Adirondacks. From 1855 to 1856 Richards toured Europe with William Stanley Haseltine and Alexander Lawrie, and was influenced by the Dusseldorf school of landscape painters.

Richards married aspiring poetess Anna Matlack in 1856, and they settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania, where they had eight children, five of which survived to adulthood. In 1858 he attended an exhibition of British art in Philadelphia, and was greatly influenced by the works of Pre-Raphaelite painters. He began painting outdoors, executing precise, naturalistic, yet atmospheric, landscapes. In 1862 he joined the National Academy of Design, and in 1863 joined the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art, an American Pre-Raphaelite organization. From 1868 to 1874, Richards spent summers on the East Coast and began focusing on marine subjects painted in watercolor, exhibiting often with the American Watercolor Society. Richards also traveled to Europe several times, and lived there from 1879-1880 while trying to find a new direction for his artwork. In 1881 he built a summer house for his family in Newport, Rhode Island and moved there permanently in 1890. His wife Anna died in 1900, and he continued to paint landscapes and seascapes until his death in 1905.
Related Archival Materials note:
Also available on microfilm at the Archives are the Geoge Whitney papers relating to William Trost Richards, 1875-1885, which includes 112 watercolors and an oil painting by William Trost Richards. These items were lent anonymously in 1979 and returned to the lender after they were filmed. They are available on reels 1497.
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated in 1980 by Mrs. James B. Conant, Richards's granddaughter. The Archives microfilmed this portion of the collection on reels 2296-2299 upon receipt. The inventory of paintings by others was donated by Victor Spark in 1954 and filmed on reel 3470.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The William Trost Richards 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:
Marine painters -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Marine painting -- 19th century -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Landscape painting -- 19th century -- Pennsylvania -- Germantown  Search this
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Germantown  Search this
Genre/Form:
Daguerreotypes
Photographs
Citation:
William Trost Richards papers, 1848-1920. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.richwill
See more items in:
William Trost Richards papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-richwill
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Charles M. Kurtz papers

Creator:
Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909  Search this
Names:
Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
American Art Association  Search this
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy  Search this
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Saint Louis Exposition and Music Hall Association (1883-1902 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Southern Exposition (1885 : Louisville, Ky.)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893  Search this
Starkweather family  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di, 1832-1904  Search this
Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931  Search this
Hallowell, Sara  Search this
Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924  Search this
Hasbrouck, Du Bois Fenelon, b.1860  Search this
Irwin, Benoni, 1840-1896  Search this
Ives, Halsey Cooley, 1847-1911  Search this
Kurtz, Davis Brook Kurtz, 1826-1906  Search this
Kurtz, Julia Stephenson  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Rhodes, Charles Ward, d. 1905  Search this
Richardson, Mary Curtis, 1848-1931  Search this
Sedelmeyer, Charles  Search this
Thum, Patty P., 1853-1926  Search this
Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922  Search this
Wickenden, Robert J.  Search this
Photographer:
Pluschow, Guglielmo  Search this
Extent:
27.74 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Menus
Photographs
Lithographs
Etchings
Address books
Engravings
Visiting cards
Diaries
Photogravures
Tempera paintings
Oil paintings
Sketches
Date:
1843-1990
bulk 1884-1909
Summary:
The papers of arts administrator, museum director, collector, dealer, and editor Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909), measure 27.74 linear feet and date from 1843-1990 (bulk dates 1884-1909). The bulk of the collection consists of detailed chronological correspondence between Kurtz and his wife and family, friends, colleagues, and business associates that documents many notable exhibitions, galleries, museums, private collections, as well as cities, people, and events of the period. Also found in the collection are Kurtz's diaries, scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The Charles M. Kurtz papers measure 27.74 linear feet and date from 1843 to 1990 with the bulk of the material dating from 1884 to 1909. The bulk of the collection consists of chronological correspondence between Kurtz and his family, most notably his wife, friends, colleagues, and business associates. Kurtz's letters are amazingly detailed and document many notable exhibitions, galleries, museums, private collections, as well as cities, people, and events of the period. The letters between Kurtz and his wife are most interesting for their descriptive commentary on late 19th century life and offer a complete picture of Kurtz's activities. Many of Kurtz's letters to Halsey C. Ives can be found in the Halsey C. Ives Papers. Some of the letters in the collection are illustrated. Also found in the collection are Kurtz's diaries, scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into twelve series.

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1885-1931, undated

Series 2: Correspondence, 1843-1940, undated

Series 3: Circulars/Requests for Submissions of Works of Art, 1886-1905

Series 4: Legal Records, 1881-1928

Series 5: Financial Records, 1870-1989, undated

Series 6: Diaries, 1894-1901

Series 7: Notes and Writings, 1872-1980, undated

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1878-1909

Series 9: Printed Material, 1873-1990, undated

Series 10: Photographs, 1898-1990

Series 11: Photographs of Works of Art, undated

Series 12: Miscellany, undated
Biographical Note:
Charles M. Kurtz's name is known to many scholars and students of American art history. To some he is important for his critical writings, others are interested in his management of exhibitions for the Art Union and the American Art Association. Many are aware of him because of his publication of National Academy Notes, which continued for nine years. Still others are familiar with Kurtz in his role as an art administrator for late 19th century art exhibitions like those at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the St. Louis Fair, or for his accomplishments as the first director of the Albright Gallery in Buffalo, New York. Sometimes researchers have become familiar with his name through the sale catalogue for his considerable collection, which was sold at auction after his death in 1909. His career, which encompassed the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth century, touched on virtually every aspect of art in America during that period.

Born in 1853 to Davis Brook Kurtz (1826-1906), an attorney, and Julia Wilder, Charles Kurtz enjoyed a genteel upbringing. The Kurtz family originated in Darmstadt, Germany, and migrated to America in the eighteenth century. D.B. Kurtz, a leading member of the Lawrence County bar, was also a vice-president of the National Bank of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. As a local representative of many important railroad and business interests, he accumulated assets estimated at one million dollars by the time of his death, just three years before that of his son, Charles, the eldest of his five children. Unlike his brothers Louis, who also became an attorney, and Edward, a professor at Columbia University, Charles eschewed a professional career to enter the art world, as did his sisters Emily, an artist, and Catherine, a musician.

After his graduation from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, Kurtz visited the Centennial Exposition, held in 1876 in Philadelphia, before coming to New York to study art at the National Academy of Design. These two activities foreshadowed the direction that his career would eventually take. As the chronology indicates, his early efforts revolve around writing for a variety of publications, most notably, his own National Academy Notes. In 1881 he took what was to be the first of many trips abroad to survey the art scene in Europe. Later in his career, his fascination with foreign art and his own entrepeneurial interests led him to become an outspoken opponent of tariffs on imported art.

Kurtz's personal life changed significantly in 1884 when he met Julia Stephenson, a physician's daughter and fledging art student from Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Throughout their courtship and after their marriage the couple was frequently separated. Consequently, they wrote lengthy letters which document not only their personal relationship but also Kurtz's aspirations and activities in the art world.

With his appointment as one of Halsey C. Ives's (1847-1911) chief assistants of the Fine Arts Department of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1891, Charles Kurtz's career achieved international stature. Among the most notable European artists he introduced into this country through circulating exhibitions were the Glasgow School, the Danish School, the Hungarian artist, Mihaly Munkacsy, and the subject of his final exhibition, the Spanish artist, Sorolla.

Throughout his life, Kurtz was plagued by health problems and, in 1899, illness forced him to resign as Assistant Director of Fine Arts for the United States for the Paris Exposition of 1900. Throughout the following decade, his work was increasingly interrupted by ill health. His death in 1909 at the age of 54, while sudden, was not entirely unexpected. However it most certainly cut short a cosmopolitan career that encompassed virtually every aspect of the art world and the pertinent issues of the day.

Kurtz is remembered for his editorial work with the National Academy of Design; as Art Director for the Southern Exposition, 1883-1886, and the St. Louis Exposition, 1894-1899 (where he introduced the Glasgow School of Painting); and as Assistant Chief/Director for the World's Columbian Exposition, the 1900 Paris Exposition, and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. He was also director of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy.

1855 -- Charles McMeen Kurtz born

1876 -- receives B.S. degree from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania

1876-78 -- studies at the National Academy of Design, N.Y. with Lemuel Wilmarth and William Morgan; writes a column, "New York Letters," for The Courant published in New Castle, Pennsylvania

1878 -- edits a small daily paper published during a "National Camp Meeting for the promotion of Holiness" held that summer in New Castle, Pa.; its critical stance resulted in his public denouncement and earned him a reputation as a journalist in western Pennsylvania; receives M.A. from Washington and Jefferson College

1878-79 -- becomes the local editor of The Guardian of New Castle

1879 -- publishes The Daily Reporter, a financial success

1881 -- publishes the first issue of National Academy Notes; travels in Europe, spending time in England, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France (Paris)

1881-82 -- prepares Illustrated Notes for Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition

1882 -- writes "Art Notes" in The New York Tribune and resigns Dec. 23rd

1882-83 -- accepts position to write for Music and Drama, a new daily paper

1883 -- becomes the general manager of the American Art Union; exhibits a large collection of Art Union paintings in Buffalo, N.Y. and Louisville, Ky., where they became part of the Southern Exposition's first great art display

1883-86 -- accepts offer to become Director of the Art Department, Southern Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky

1884 -- edits Art Union magazine until December; applies for position to head the Art Department of the New Orleans World's Fair in September

1884-86 -- accepts a position offered by the American Art Association; terminates uncongenial relationship in March, 1886

1885 -- writes catalogues for the sale of the George Seney Collection and for the Watts exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; October 1, marries Julia Stephenson (1861-1931), daughter of Dr. A. T. Stephenson of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; they had two daughters who survived them: Julia Wilder Kurtz (1889-1977), and Isabella Starkweather Kurtz (1901-1991); another daughter, Elizabeth Stephenson Kurtz (1886-1897), predeceased them

1886 -- terminates employment with the Art Association; daughter, Elizabeth Stephenson Kurtz, born

1886-87 -- manages the circulation of Mihaly Munkacsy's Christ Before Pilot for Charles Sedelmeyer to American venues: New York, Boston, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Nashville, Phildelphia, Indianapolis; tour generates $90,000 in ticket receipts

1889-91 -- February 24, appointed art critic ("Art Notes") and book reviewer for New York Daily Star; later literary and art editor of the Sunday Star

1890 -- writes for the Sunday edition The Press, a New York paper

1891 -- writes for The World; art editor for The New York Recorder; contributes to the New York Truth

1891-93 -- contributes to Chicago Evening Post ; writes artist biographies for The Chicago Graphic, a regional magazine; appointed Assistant Chief of the Department of Fine Arts of the World's Columbian Exposition

1894 -- contributes column, "Art at the Exposition" to St. Louis Life

1895 -- tours Denmark, Scotland, and France during the summer on behalf of the St. Louis Exposition

1894-99 -- appointed Director of the Art Department of the St. Louis Annual Exposition

1896 -- elected member of The Japan Society, London

1897 -- daughter, Elizabeth (Daisy), dies

1898 -- receives a diploma and medal "in recognition of valuable services in connection with the Fine Arts Exhibit" from the directors of the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition, Omaha

1899 -- appointed Assistant Director of Fine Arts for the United States Commission to the Paris Exposition of 1900; resigned in July due to ill health

1901-04 -- appointed Assistant Chief of the Department of Art of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, August

1901 -- daughter, Isabella Starkweather Kurtz, born

1902 -- receives honorary Ph.D from Washington and Jefferson College "in recognition of distinguished ability and services as an art critic and writer"

1905 -- receives the cross of the Order of Merit from Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria; appointed Director, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, in January; exhibits Glasgow paintings at Albright Art Gallery from November until the following April

1906 -- writes Academy Notes, a bulletin pubished by the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and the Albright Art Gallery; father, D.B. Kurtz, dies in Newcastle, Pennsylvania

1907 -- accused of importing German pictures free of duty for exhibition purposes and then selling some for profit

1908 -- Honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree conferred by Washington and Jefferson College

1909 -- Charles M. Kurtz dies in Buffalo, New York on March 21

1910 -- Sale of the private collection of Charles M. Kurtz at auction, Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, February 24-25

1931 -- Widow, Julia Stephenson Kurtz dies October 30

1977 -- Daughter, Julia Wilder Kurtz, dies

1991 -- Daughter, Isabel Starkweather Kurtz, dies in Buffalo, N.Y.; remaining Charles M. Kurtz Papers bequeathed to the Archives of American Art and the National Academy of Design, New York
Related Material:
The St. Louis Exposition/Halsey C. Ives papers in the Archives of American Art contain material relating to Charles M. Kurtz.

Additional Charles Kurtz papers, 1870-1910, including 340 letters which discuss exhibitions, sales of art, patronage, atelier visits, and submissions to publications, and letters to his parents in which he discsses the art market and art world new; as well as manuscripts, notebooks, a diary, and printed ephemera relating to exhibitions and publications, are available at the Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Los Angeles, California.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 4912) including Charles Kurtz's Glasgow painting diary. The loaned diary was returned to the lender and can now be found at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut. This material is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
For many years, the Kurtz Papers were thought to have been destroyed in a fire. Isabel Kurtz, a school teacher who lived with her older sister in Buffalo, New York, was vague when initially approached about her father's papers by Archives Regional Director, Robert Brown in the mid-1980s. However upon her death in 1991, her will revealed that the papers were indeed in her house in Buffalo and the bulk of them were bequeathed to the Archives of American Art. Paintings and a diary relating to the Glasgow School were given to the Yale Center for British Art. That diary has subsequently been duplicated on microfilm and is now also available in the Archives. Scorch marks on some of the papers and also on the paintings given to Yale suggest that there was indeed a fire. The material that was not bequeathed to the Archives included duplicates of printed documents along with books from the Kurtz library and a coin collection, all of which were dispersed in an estate auction that was held in Buffalo in 1991.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
With the exception of material filmed on Reel 4912 the Charles M. Kurtz 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. Permission from Yale University is required to quote, publish or reproduce from papers filmed on Reel 4912.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Editors -- United States  Search this
Glasgow school of painting  Search this
Exhibitions -- United States  Search this
Art, Scottish  Search this
Art -- Private collections  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art museums -- Buffalo (N.Y.)  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art critics -- United States  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- Buffalo  Search this
Arts administrators -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Menus
Photographs
Lithographs
Etchings
Address books
Engravings
Visiting cards
Diaries
Photogravures
Tempera paintings
Oil paintings
Sketches
Citation:
Charles M. Kurtz papers, 1843-1990 (bulk 1884-1909). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kurtchar
See more items in:
Charles M. Kurtz papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kurtchar
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Marquis de Lafayette

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Marquis de Lafayette, 6 Sep 1757 - 20 May 1834  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
61 x 40.6cm (24 x 16")
Type:
Painting
Date:
19th Century
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Marquis de Lafayette: Male  Search this
Marquis de Lafayette: Military\Army\Officer  Search this
Marquis de Lafayette: Military\Army\Officer\Revolution  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania
Object number:
PA990126
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PA990126

Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant)

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Copy after:
Ezra Ames, 1768 - 1836  Search this
Sitter:
Thayendanegea, Mar 1743 - 24 Nov 1807  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 76.8 x 64.1 x 3.8cm (30 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 1 1/2")
Frame: 93.3 x 80 x 6.4cm (36 3/4 x 31 1/2 x 2 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
early 19th Century, after 1806
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace\Bead  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Cape  Search this
Thayendanegea: Male  Search this
Thayendanegea: Native American\Leader\Chief  Search this
Thayendanegea: Native American\Indian Interpreter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.97.58
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.97.58

Ong-pa-ton-ga

Attribution:
Albert Newsam, 20 May 1809 - 20 Nov 1864  Search this
Copy after:
Charles Bird King, 26 Sep 1785 - 18 Mar 1862  Search this
Lithographer:
Lehman & Duval Lithography Company, active 1835 - 1837  Search this
Publisher:
Edward C. Biddle, active early 19th Century  Search this
Publication:
Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America, 3 vols., Philadelphia, 1837 - 1844  Search this
Sitter:
Om-pah-tón-ga, c. 1767 - 1846  Search this
Medium:
Hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 31.5cm x 23.8cm (12 3/8" x 9 3/8")
Sheet: 50cm x 36.7cm (19 11/16" x 14 7/16")
Type:
Print
Place:
United States\Pennsylvania\Philadelphia\Philadelphia
Date:
1836
Topic:
Symbols & Motifs\Medal\Peace medal  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Cloak  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Fur  Search this
Om-pah-tón-ga: Male  Search this
Om-pah-tón-ga: Native American\Orator  Search this
Om-pah-tón-ga: Native American\Leader\Chief  Search this
Om-pah-tón-ga: Native American\Treaty Negotiator  Search this
Om-pah-tón-ga: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Peace activist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.94.104
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.104

Red Jacket

Title:
Sagoyewatha
Artist:
Albert Newsam, 20 May 1809 - 20 Nov 1864  Search this
Copy after:
Charles Bird King, 26 Sep 1785 - 18 Mar 1862  Search this
Lithographer:
Lehman & Duval Lithography Company, active 1835 - 1837  Search this
Publisher:
Edward C. Biddle, active early 19th Century  Search this
Publication:
Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America, 3 vols., Philadelphia, 1837 - 1844  Search this
Sitter:
Red Jacket, c. 1758 - 20 Jan 1830  Search this
Medium:
Hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 48.7 x 35.3cm (19 3/16 x 13 7/8")
Mat: 71.1 × 55.9cm (28 × 22")
Type:
Print
Place:
United States\Pennsylvania\Philadelphia\Philadelphia
Date:
1834
Topic:
Symbols & Motifs\Medal\Peace medal  Search this
Red Jacket: Male  Search this
Red Jacket: Native American\Orator  Search this
Red Jacket: Native American\Leader\Chief  Search this
Red Jacket: Native American\Treaty Negotiator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.94.108
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.108

Catahecassa

Attribution:
Albert Newsam, 20 May 1809 - 20 Nov 1864  Search this
Copy after:
Charles Bird King, 26 Sep 1785 - 18 Mar 1862  Search this
Lithographer:
Lehman & Duval Lithography Company, active 1835 - 1837  Search this
Publisher:
Edward C. Biddle, active early 19th Century  Search this
Publication:
Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall's History of the Indian Tribes of North America, 3 vols., Philadelphia, 1837 - 1844  Search this
Sitter:
Catahecassa, c. 1740 - 1831  Search this
Medium:
Hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 31.5cm x 22.9cm (12 3/8" x 9")
Sheet: 50.8cm x 36.2cm (20" x 14 1/4")
Type:
Print
Place:
United States\Pennsylvania\Philadelphia\Philadelphia
Date:
1837
Topic:
Catahecassa: Male  Search this
Catahecassa: Native American\Orator  Search this
Catahecassa: Native American\Leader\Chief  Search this
Catahecassa: Native American\Treaty Negotiator  Search this
Catahecassa: Politics and Government\Government Official\Indian agent  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.94.102
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.102

Thomas Penn

Artist:
Marie J. Naylor, born mid 19th Century  Search this
Copy after:
Joseph Highmore, 1692 - 1780  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Penn, 8 Mar 1702 - 21 Mar 1775  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
122.3cm x 96.1cm (48 1/8" x 37 13/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1880-1896
Topic:
Thomas Penn: Male  Search this
Thomas Penn: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Landowner  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Website: www.hsp.org/
Website: www.philadelphiahistory.org/collections/special-collectio
Object number:
1896.2
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1896.2

Robert Morris

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Copy after:
Gilbert Stuart, 3 Dec 1755 - 9 Jul 1828  Search this
Sitter:
Robert Morris, 31 Jan 1734 - 8 May 1806  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
59cm x 48.9cm (23 1/4" x 19 1/4"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
19th Century
Topic:
Robert Morris: Male  Search this
Robert Morris: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental  Search this
Robert Morris: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Robert Morris: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Financier  Search this
Robert Morris: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant\Shipping  Search this
Robert Morris: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Pennsylvania  Search this
Robert Morris: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Website: www.hsp.org/
Website: www.philadelphiahistory.org/collections/special-collectio
Object number:
1000.59
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1000.59

William Crook Rudman Sr.

Artist:
John B. Neagle, 4 Nov 1796 - 17 Sep 1865  Search this
Sitter:
William Crook Rudman Sr., born early 19th Century  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
74.3cm x 61.2cm (29 1/4" x 24 1/8"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1845
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Chain  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
William Crook Rudman Sr.: Male  Search this
William Crook Rudman Sr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Object number:
1923.8.4 PAFA
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1923.8.4_PAFA

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