Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
82633 documents - page 1 of 500Result pages are truncated to 500.

Mabel Martin

Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book
Object Name:
Book
Made in:
USA
Accession Number:
1953-190-5
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1953-190-5

Shantell Martin: Faces Places Spaces and Well Well Well textile process

Type:
digital
Exhibitions
Video
Object Name:
Video
Accession Number:
s-e-2321
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_s-e-2321

Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection

Topic:
Landscape architecture
Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
44.5 Cubic feet (4,317 glass negatives. 363 film negatives. 182 glass lantern slides. 12 photograph albums. 56 plans and drawings. 3 monographs. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Blueprints
Albums
Plans (drawings)
Lantern slides
Date:
1899-1964
Summary:
The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and 3 monographs by or about Sears.
Scope and Contents note:
The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and monographs by or about Sears. Several of the glass lantern slides are duplicates of glass plate negatives in the collection. They apparently were chosen by Sears to illustrate some of his best design work, perhaps for lecture or client purposes.

In addition, there are 56 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They range in date from 1917 to 1937 and from 1955 to 1964. Sears photographed some of his early plans; they are included in with the photographic images. Sears also photographed a handful of design plans by landscape architect Sibley Coslett Smith who practiced in Providence, Rhode Island; Sears and Smith shared the same business address there.

The Thomas Warren Sears Collection does not fully document the extent of Sears' design work. The use of glass plate negatives—which make up the bulk of the Thomas Warren Sears Collection—as a photography medium waned sometime during the first quarter of the twentieth century. As a result, the images in the Sears Collection capture examples of Sears' early to mid-career design work but they do not include jobs designed by Sears during the latter half of his design career.
Arrangement note:
The glass plate negatives were originally housed in numerous cardboard boxes manufactured for the sale of undeveloped glass plate negatives. Sears annotated the outside of the boxes with project or client names and/or locations, but the contents do not always match these labels. In addition, because very few of the glass plate negatives and lantern slides were labeled or captioned, it is not always evident where one job ended and another began if multiple projects were stored in the same carton. As a result, there are many instances in the Sears Collection where images have been inadvertently mislabeled because their identification is not apparent. Misidentified images are subject to correction as their proper identification is discovered. Each project has been assigned its own unique AAG job number based on its geographic origin. Those groups of images that have not been identified as to their location have been assigned a project number starting with 'SRS.' The collection is arranged into 3 series: 1) Photographic images (including glass plate negatives, film negatives, glass lantern slides, and photograph albums) 2) Plans and Drawings 3) Monographs
Biographical/Historical note:
Thomas Warren Sears was born in 1880 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1903 and Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard in 1906. Sears was an amateur photographer who won awards for his photography while at Harvard. In 1915 his images were published in the monograph, Parish Churches of England. After graduation he worked for the firm of Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects for two years and then briefly practiced in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1913, Sears established a landscape design office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he spent the remainder of his professional career. Sears at one point was in a professional partnership; some of his design plans list the firm name of Sears and Wendell. He was made a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1921.

Sears designed many different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments. His designs were primarily located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. Just a few of his private landscapes include Marengo in Easton, Maryland; Sunnybrook, the Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. estate in Radnor, Pennsylvania; and Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland. In 1915, Sears started work on Reynolda, a country estate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He generated design plans for the property intermittently over the next two decades. Reynolda's formal gardens, greenhouses, and acres of fields and woodlands subsequently became part of Wake Forest University.

During World War I, Sears designed Army camps in Battle Creek, Michigan and Spartanburg, South Carolina. He also helped lay out Langley Field, at that time an experimental aviation field in Hampton Roads, Virginia. In the 1940s, Sears designed the amphitheater at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania for concerts, outdoor performances, and other special events. During that decade he also worked on Colonial Revival gardens at Pennsbury, William Penn's country estate in Bucks County, Pennsylvania located by the Delaware River. Sears retired in 1964 and died in 1966.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project (PAB), administered by The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, includes references to design projects by Sears.

Harvard University's Loeb Library includes a number of images by Sears, some of them documenting gardens that he designed.

Harvard University's Fine Arts Library, Special Collections includes a collection of photographs and negatives of English parish churches by Sears, c. 1908. Some of the images were published in the monograph, Parish Churches of England.

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina includes plans by Sears of Reynolda in its Estate Archives.
Provenance:
Gift of Eleanor Sears Tibbetts, Sears' daughter, to the Horticulture Services Division (later Smithsonian Gardens) in 1992.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Landscape architects  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Switzerland  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Germany  Search this
Gardens -- France  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Blueprints
Albums
Plans (drawings)
Lantern slides
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-srs
Additional Online Media:

Lane, Gardiner Martin

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref354

White, J. Martin

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 35, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902-1908
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref604

Watch fob

Culture/People:
Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Hattie Martin, Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1899  Search this
Previous owner:
Hattie Martin, Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1899  Search this
Frank Linabury, Non-Indian, 1872-1932  Search this
Seller:
Frank Linabury, Non-Indian, 1872-1932  Search this
Object Name:
Watch fob
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Loom beadwork, edge beaded, sewn
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Lame Deer, Northern Cheyenne Reservation; Rosebud County; Montana; USA
Catalog Number:
18/4337
Barcode:
184337.000
See related items:
Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_197171
Additional Online Media:

Whistle

Culture/People:
Haida  Search this
Previous owner:
Archer V. Martin (Archer Evans Stringer Martin), Non-Indian, 1865-1941  Search this
Seller:
Archer V. Martin (Archer Evans Stringer Martin), Non-Indian, 1865-1941  Search this
Object Name:
Whistle
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii); Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Archipelago:
Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii)
Catalog Number:
5/559
Barcode:
050559.000
See related items:
Haida
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_54721
Additional Online Media:

Girl's huipil/shirt

Culture/People:
probably Kaqchikel Maya (Cakchiquel) (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Reba Forbes Morse (Mrs. Howard M. Morse), Non-Indian, 1886-1982  Search this
Previous owner:
Reba Forbes Morse (Mrs. Howard M. Morse), Non-Indian, 1886-1982  Search this
Donor:
Reba Forbes Morse (Mrs. Howard M. Morse), Non-Indian, 1886-1982  Search this
Object Name:
Girl's huipil/shirt
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn, embroidery floss
Techniques:
Woven, embroidered
Dimensions:
73 x 47 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Antigua; San Martín Jilotepeque; San Martín Jilotepeque Municipality; Chimaltenango Department, Central Region; Guatemala
Catalog Number:
25/311
Barcode:
250311.000
See related items:
Kaqchikel Maya (Cakchiquel)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_266072
Additional Online Media:

Honored

Culture/People:
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Francis Yellow (Francis J. Yellow/Wanbli Koyake [Carries the Eagle]), Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux), b. 1954  Search this
Previous owner:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Donor:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Title:
Honored
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
113 x 84 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
South Dakota; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1993
Catalog Number:
25/4660
Barcode:
254660.000
See related items:
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270220
Additional Online Media:

Basket

Culture/People:
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Previous owner:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Donor:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Object Name:
Basket
Media/Materials:
Willow
Techniques:
Coiled
Dimensions:
16 x 20 x 62 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Arizona; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1895-1925
Catalog Number:
25/4746
Barcode:
254746.000
See related items:
Akimel O'odham (Pima)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270286
Additional Online Media:

Dance staff

Culture/People:
Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Claire Packard, Nakota (Yankton Sioux)/Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux), b. 1955  Search this
Previous owner:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Donor:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Object Name:
Dance staff
Media/Materials:
Willow, horsehair, otter skin/fur, antler, goose feather/feathers, glass bead/beads, brass bell/bells
Techniques:
Carved, tied, gourd stitch/brick stitch/netted beadwork
Dimensions:
142 x 11 x 11.5 cm
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Wagner, Yankton Reservation; Charles Mix County; South Dakota; USA
Date created:
circa 1980
Catalog Number:
25/4767
Barcode:
254767.000
See related items:
Nakota (Yankton Sioux)
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270307
Additional Online Media:

Basket bowl

Culture/People:
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Previous owner:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Donor:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bowl
Media/Materials:
Cattail, willow, devil's claw/martynia
Techniques:
Coiled
Dimensions:
6.5 x 63 x 20 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Arizona; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1940-1960
Catalog Number:
25/4718
Barcode:
254718.000
See related items:
Akimel O'odham (Pima)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270647
Additional Online Media:

Vase

Culture/People:
Mohawk [Six Nations/Grand River (Brantford, Ontario)]  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Dee Martin (Dee L. Smith), Mohawk [Six Nations/Grand River (Brantford, Ontario)]  Search this
IACB source:
Duffy Wilson (Wilmer Francis Wilson/Segwoi-Don-Kwe), Tuscarora/Cayuga, 1925-2002  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
Object Name:
Vase
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Wheelthrown, incised
Dimensions:
15 x 12.2 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Six Nations Grand River Reserve; Brant County, Haldimand County; Ontario; Canada (inferred)
Date created:
1971
Catalog Number:
25/9775
Barcode:
259775.000
See related items:
Mohawk [Six Nations/Grand River (Brantford, Ontario)]
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_275864
Additional Online Media:

Jar

Culture/People:
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Lucy M. Lewis (Lucy Lewis/Lucy Martin Lewis), Acoma Pueblo, ca. 1898-1992  Search this
Previous owner:
Sandra A. Kruzman, Non-Indian, 1943-2007  Search this
Donor:
Sandra A. Kruzman, Non-Indian, 1943-2007  Search this
Object Name:
Jar
Media/Materials:
Pottery, clay slip, paint
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, slipped, painted
Dimensions:
9.5 x 11.0 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Acoma Pueblo; Acoma Pueblo, Acoma Reservation; Cibola County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1970-1990
Catalog Number:
26/6105
Barcode:
266105.000
See related items:
Acoma Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_282332
Additional Online Media:

Pendant

Culture/People:
Tlingit  Search this
Previous owner:
Archer V. Martin (Archer Evans Stringer Martin), Non-Indian, 1865-1941  Search this
Seller:
Archer V. Martin (Archer Evans Stringer Martin), Non-Indian, 1865-1941  Search this
Object Name:
Pendant
Media/Materials:
Abalone/Haliotis shell
Techniques:
Drilled
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
5/459
Barcode:
050459.000
See related items:
Tlingit
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_54391
Additional Online Media:

Bead/beads

Culture/People:
Non-Indian; possibly used by Northwest Coast peoples  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Hudson's Bay Company (Hudson Bay Co.)  Search this
Previous owner:
Archer V. Martin (Archer Evans Stringer Martin), Non-Indian, 1865-1941  Search this
Seller:
Archer V. Martin (Archer Evans Stringer Martin), Non-Indian, 1865-1941  Search this
Object Name:
Bead/beads
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Northwest coast of Vancouver Island, shaman's grave; Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Archipelago:
Vancouver Island Group
Island Name:
Vancouver Island
Date created:
1800-1900
Catalog Number:
5/1292
Barcode:
051292.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Northwest Coast
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_54978

Bow

Culture/People:
Moapa Paiute  Search this
Previous owner:
Tom Martin, Moapa Paiute  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Wood, sinew
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Native Term:
atc
Place:
Moapa, Moapa River Reservation; Clark County; Nevada; USA
Catalog Number:
14/1812
Barcode:
141812.000
See related items:
Moapa Paiute
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_152493
Additional Online Media:

Rain cape

Culture/People:
Puebla Nahua  Search this
Collector:
Reba Forbes Morse (Mrs. Howard M. Morse), Non-Indian, 1886-1982  Search this
Seller:
Reba Forbes Morse (Mrs. Howard M. Morse), Non-Indian, 1886-1982  Search this
Object Name:
Rain cape
Media/Materials:
Rush/rushes
Techniques:
Knotted
Dimensions:
94 x 104 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Place:
San Martín; San Martín Texmelucan Municipality; Puebla State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
19/445
Barcode:
190445.000
See related items:
Puebla Nahua
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_203623
Additional Online Media:

Spear

Culture/People:
Shuar/Achuar  Search this
Collector:
Colonel Beard, Non-Indian  Search this
Expedition leader:
Sir William Martin Conway, Non-Indian, 1856-1937  Search this
Previous owner:
Julius Carlebach (Julius Hirsch Carlebach), Non-Indian, 1909-1964  Search this
Object Name:
Spear
Media/Materials:
Palm wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Ecuador
Catalog Number:
20/7126
Barcode:
207126.000
See related items:
Shuar/Achuar
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_220996
Additional Online Media:

Game spear and target

Culture/People:
Chiricahua Apache  Search this
Previous owner:
Charley Martine (Charles Martine), Chiricahua Apache [Fort Sill, Oklahoma]  Search this
Collector:
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Game spear and target
Media/Materials:
Wood, sinew
Techniques:
Carved, tied
Object Type:
Games, Toys, Gambling
Native Term:
mac' k!a
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date created:
1898-1909
Catalog Number:
2/1985
Barcode:
021985.000
See related items:
Chiricahua Apache
Games, Toys, Gambling
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_23279
Additional Online Media:

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By