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Water Wheel

Donor Name:
Mrs. Grace Burkholder  Search this
Collector:
Mrs. Grace Burkholder  Search this
Height:
16.5cm ca.
Diameter, Maximum:
33cm ca.
Culture:
Arab  Search this
Object Type:
Water Wheel
Place:
Saudi Arabia, Asia
Accession Date:
1989-Oct-01
Collection Date:
1960
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
370093
USNM Number:
E432025-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8552201
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Phyllis Diller’s Gag File

Manufacturer:
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Maker:
Diller, Phyllis  Search this
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 40 in x 17 1/4 in; 121.92 cm x 101.6 cm x 43.815 cm
Object Name:
file
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
ca 1962 - 1994
Subject:
Humor  Search this
Comedians  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis Diller
ID Number:
2003.0289.01.01
Accession number:
2003.0289
Catalog number:
2003.0289.01.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1218385
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water wheel model

Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 15 in; 21.59 cm x 12.065 cm x 38.1 cm
overall: 8 1/2 in x 4 13/16 in x 14 3/8 in; 21.59 cm x 12.22375 cm x 36.5125 cm
Object Name:
water wheel model
ID Number:
PH.326947
Catalog number:
326947
Accession number:
264801
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1761391
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water wheel model

Physical Description:
sheet iron (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in x 29 1/8 in; 31.75 cm x 18.415 cm x 73.9775 cm
overall: 12 1/4 in x 7 3/8 in x 31 in; 31.115 cm x 18.7325 cm x 78.74 cm
Object Name:
water wheel model
Credit Line:
Gift of University of Illinois Physics Department through Professor Ralph Simmons
ID Number:
PH.334767
Catalog number:
334767
Accession number:
312091
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1761392
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Flume/Elevating Water Wheel

Maker:
Britton & Rey  Search this
Measurements:
image: 10 in x 7 3/8 in; 25.4 cm x 18.7325 cm
Object Name:
lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: California, San Francisco
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.3874
Catalog number:
60.3874
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_326002

Flume / Elevating Water Wheel

Maker:
Britton & Rey  Search this
Measurements:
image: 9 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 25.0825 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
lithograph
Object Type:
Stationery
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: California, San Francisco
Date made:
n.d.
Subject:
Communication, letter writing  Search this
Miners  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.3807
Catalog number:
60.3807
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_326028

Water-Wheel For Irrigating Model

Donor Name:
N G. Gee  Search this
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Object Type:
Water Wheel
Place:
Suzhou (Soochow), Jiangsu Province (Kiangsu), China, Asia
Accession Date:
1903-Dec-21
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
042039
USNM Number:
E222691-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8365183
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Savage water wheels October

Author:
SAVAGE, W.J., CO  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1934
Topic:
Water-wheels  Search this
Call number:
34099
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_275510

Blade For Horse Water Wheel

Donor Name:
Dr. Donald M. Godden  Search this
Culture:
Pushtu  Search this
Object Type:
Blade
Place:
West Pakistan, Pakistan, Asia
Accession Date:
1973-Mar-09
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
304539
USNM Number:
E414423-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8445524

Doble Water Wheel, Patent Model

Inventor:
Doble, William A.  Search this
Physical Description:
nickel plated (overall material)
Measurements:
overall-from catalog card: 4 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 13.97 cm
overall: 5 3/4 in x 4 in x 6 in; 14.605 cm x 10.16 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
turbine, hydraulic, bucket, model
patent model, water wheel
Place made:
United States: California
Associated place:
United States: California, San Francisco
Date made:
1899
Patent date:
1899-02-07
Related Publication:
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173
ID Number:
MC.309207
Catalog number:
309207
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
619,149
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847031

Pelton Water Wheel Collection

Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Pelton Water Wheel Company  Search this
Brayton, A.P.  Search this
Names:
Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Co.  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (5 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Cyanotypes
Correspondence
Photographs
Reports
Blueprints
Advertisements
Catalogs
Business records
Glass negatives
Date:
1880-1975
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to the Pelton Water Wheel Company of San Francisco, California. Materials include correspondence; business records; photographs, including cyanotypes; negatives, images of turbines; advertisements; journals; blueprints; articles; and trade literature, including catalogs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Background Materials, undated

Series 2: Glass Negatives, 1906-1908

Series 3: Correspondence, 1880-1975

Series 4: Trade Literature, 1956

Series 5: Photographs, 1880-1939

Series 6: Miscellaneous, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Lester A. Pelton invented a new type of water wheel, which he patented in 1880. A.P. Brayton bought his business, but the name Pelton became a generic term for this type of wheel. The successor firm was Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton.
Provenance:
This collection' specific provenance is unknown, but it may have been donated to the Museum's Division of Work and Industry (formerly the Division of Engineering and Industry) by a successor firm of Pelton. The Division transferred the collection to the Archives Center in 2007.
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:
Turbines  Search this
Pumps  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Water-wheels  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cyanotypes
Correspondence
Photographs -- 20th century
Reports
Blueprints
Advertisements
Catalogs
Business records
Glass negatives
Citation:
Pelton Water Wheel Collection, 1891-1987, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1093
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Pelton Water Wheel Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1093

Brooks Water Wheel, Patent Model

Inventor:
Brooks, Edgar B.  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall-from catalog card: 14 in x 10 in; 35.56 cm x 25.4 cm
overall: 12 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 31.115 cm x 24.13 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
turbine, hydraulic, model
patent model, water wheel turbine
Place made:
United States: Indiana
Associated place:
United States: Indiana, La Porte
Date made:
1880
Patent date:
1880-02-10
Related Publication:
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173
ID Number:
MC.309689
Catalog number:
309689
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
224,270
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847017

Pelton Water-Wheel Bucket

Physical Description:
cast iron (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/2 in x 11 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in; 29.21 cm x 29.845 cm x 15.875 cm
Object Name:
turbine, hydraulic, bucket
Place made:
United States: California
Date made:
ca 1901
Related Publication:
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173
Credit Line:
Gift of The Pelton Water Wheel Company, San Francisco, California
ID Number:
MC.310386
Catalog number:
310386
Accession number:
117363
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847027

Pelton Water-Wheel Bucket

Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/4 in x 7 3/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 18.415 cm x 18.7325 cm x 9.2075 cm
overall - from catalog card: 7 1/2 in; 19.05 cm
Object Name:
turbine, hydraulic, bucket
Place made:
United States: California
Date made:
ca 1912
Related Publication:
Frank A. Taylor. Catalog of the Mechanical Collections of the Division of Engineering United States National Museum, Bulletin 173
Credit Line:
Gift of the Pelton Water Wheel Company, San Francisco, California
ID Number:
MC.310390
Catalog number:
310390
Accession number:
117363
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Bulletin 173
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_847029

Metal Button Depicting a Mill with Water Wheel

Object Name:
button
ID Number:
1960.233749.1045
Accession number:
233749
Catalog number:
233749.1045
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Buttons
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1369886
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Metal Button Depicting a Mill with Water Wheel

Object Name:
button
ID Number:
1960.233749.1046
Accession number:
233749
Catalog number:
233749.1046
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Buttons
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1369887
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Doble tangential water wheels Bulletin no. 7

Author:
Doble, Abner, Co  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1906
Topic:
Water-wheels  Search this
Call number:
37636
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_287497

Tangential water-wheels Bulletin no. 5

Author:
Abner Doble Co  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1904
Topic:
Water-wheels  Search this
Call number:
26789
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_244872

Egyptian Camel-Driven Well with Water Wheel n.d

Creator:
Arnoux, Hippolyte  Search this
Physical description:
1 cyanotype print 010 in x 008 in
Culture:
Egyptians  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 04102000
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_54374
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Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers

Creator:
Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979  Search this
Names:
Carlson, John F., 1874-1945  Search this
Cramer, Florence Ballin, 1884-1962  Search this
Davidson, Florence Lucius, d. 1962  Search this
Davidson, Jo, 1883-1952  Search this
Frankl, Walter  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Howard, Lila  Search this
Johnson, Grace Mott, 1882-1967  Search this
Kuhn, Vera, d. 1961  Search this
Lockwood, Ward  Search this
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962  Search this
McFee, Henry Lee, 1886-1953  Search this
Riley, Mary G., 1883-1939  Search this
Simonson, Lee, 1888-  Search this
Sterling, Lindsey, 1876-1931  Search this
Wright, Alice Morgan, 1881-1975  Search this
Extent:
8.8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Poetry
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Date:
1833-1980
bulk 1900-1980
Summary:
The papers of painter Andrew Dasburg and his wife and sculptor Grace Mott Johnson date from 1833 to 1980 (bulk 1900 to 1980), and measure 8.8 linear feet. The collection documents each artist's career and personal lives, including their brief marriage and their friendships with many notable artists in the New Mexico and New York art colonies during the early twentieth century. The papers of Dasburg (6 linear feet) and Johnson (2.8 linear feet) include biographical materials; extensive correspondence with family, friends, and fellow artists, such as John F. Carlson, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Marsden Hartley, Henry Lee McFee, and Ward Lockwood; writings by Dasburg, Johnson, and others; scattered legal, financial, and business records; clippings; exhibition materials; numerous photographs of Johnson and Dasburg, friends, family, and artwork; and original artwork, including two sketchbooks by Johnson.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter Andrew Dasburg and sculptor Grace Mott Johnson date from 1833 to 1980, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1900 to 1980, and measure 8.8 linear feet. The collection is divided into the papers of Andrew Dasburg (6 linear feet) and the papers of Grace Mott Johnson (2.8 linear feet), and documents each artist's career and personal lives, including their brief marriage, and friendships with many notable artists in New Mexico and New York art colonies during the early twentieth century. Found are scattered biographical, legal, and financial materials. Extensive correspondence (particularly in Dasburg's papers) is with family, friends, and fellow artists, such as John F. Carlson, Florence Ballin Cramer, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Marsden Hartley, Henry Lee McFee, Vera Spier Kuhn, and Ward Lockwood. Dasburg's papers also include letters to Johnson and his two later wives.

Johnson's correspondence is also with numerous artist friends and others, including John F. and Margaret Carlson, Florence Ballin Cramer, Jo Davidson, Florence Lucius, Walter Frankl, Lila Wheelock Howard, Henry Lee McFee, Mary Riley, Lee Simonson, Lindsey Morris Sterling, Alice Morgan Wright, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Vera Spier Kuhn. Letters to her son Alfred are quite detailed and revealing. Writings are by Dasburg, Johnson, and others. Johnson's writings include a very brief diary and her poetry. Writings by others are about the Taos and New Mexico art communities. Printed materials about both artists include clippings and exhibition catalogs. There are numerous photographs of Dasburg and Johnson, individually and together, and with friends and family. Of note are a group photograph of Birge Harrison's art class in Woodstock, New York, which includes Johnson and Dasburg, and a photograph of Dasburg with friends Konrad Cramer and John Reed. Dasburg's papers also include snapshots of Florence Lucius, Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer, Frieda and D. H. Lawrence, and Mabel Dodge Luhan. Original artwork by the two artists include two sketchbooks by Johnson and three prints and two drawings by Dasburg.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 series of each artist's papers:

Series 1: Andrew Dasburg Papers, circa 1900-1980 (Box 1-7; 6.0 linear feet)

Series 2: Grace Mott Johnson Papers, 1833-1963 (Box 7-10; 2.8 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Andrew Michael Dasburg (1887-1979) was born in Paris, France, to German parents. After his father died and when he was five, Dasburg and his mother moved to New York City. In 1902 Dasburg started attending classes at the Art Students' League and studied with Kenyon Cox and Frank Du Mond. He also took night classes with Robert Henri. In 1907 he received a scholarship to the Art Students' League summer school in Woodstock, New York and spent three summers studying there in Birge Harrison's painting class. While in school he became friends with many young artists, including Morgan Russell and his future wife, Grace Mott Johnson.

Grace Mott Johnson (1882-1967) was born in New York City. She began drawing when she was four years old, and when the family moved to a farm in 1900 she enjoyed sketching horses and other farm animals. At the age of 22 she left home to study at the Art Students' League with sculptors Gutzon Borglum and James Earle Fraser, and also attended Birge Harrison's painting class in Woodstock. Throughout her career she would sculpt animals from memory, and would often attend circuses and farms for inspiration.

In 1909 Johnson and Dasburg went to Paris and joined the modernist circle of artists living there, including Morgan Russell, Jo Davidson, and Arthur Lee. During a trip to London that same year they were married. Johnson returned to the United States early the next year, but Dasburg stayed in Paris where he met Henri Matisse, Gertrude and Leo Stein, and became influenced by the paintings of Cezanne and Cubism. He returned to Woodstock, New York in August and he and Johnson became active members of the artist community. In 1911 their son Alfred was born. Both Dasburg and Johnson showed several works at the legendary Armory Show in 1913, and Dasburg also showed at the MacDowell Club in New York City, where he met the journalist and activist John Reed who later introduced him to Mabel Dodge (Luhan), a wealthy art patron and lifelong friend. In 1914 Dasburg met Alfred Stieglitz and became part of his avant-garde circle. Using what he had seen in Paris, Dasburg became one of the earliest American cubist artists, and also experimented with abstraction in his paintings.

Dasburg and Johnson lived apart for most of their marriage. By 1917 they had separated and Dasburg began teaching painting in Woodstock and in New York City. In 1918 he was invited to Taos, New Mexico by Mabel Dodge, and returning in 1919, Johnson joined him there for a period of time. Also in 1919, Dasburg was one of the founding members of the Woodstock Artists Association with John F. Carlson, Frank Swift Chase, Carl Eric Lindin, and Henry Lee McFee. In 1922 Dasburg and Johnson divorced, and also at that time he began living most of the year in Santa Fe with Ida Rauh, spending the rest of the year in Woodstock and New York City. Dasburg became an active member of the Santa Fe and the Taos art colonies, befriending many artists and writers living in these communities, and remaining close friends with Mabel Dodge Luhan. Here he moved away from abstraction, and used the southwestern landscape as the inspiration for his paintings.

In 1928 he married Nancy Lane. When that marriage ended in 1932, he moved permanently to Taos, and with his third wife, Marina Wister, built a home and studio there. Dasburg periodically taught art privately and at the University of New Mexico. In 1937 he was diagnosed with Addison's disease, which left him unable to paint again until 1946. In 1945 he and his wife Marina separated. Dasburg was recognized for his career as an artist in a circulating retrospective organized by the American Federation of Arts in 1959. He also had retrospectives in Taos in 1966 and 1978. His artwork influence several generations of artists, especially in the southwest, and he continued creating art until his death in 1979 at the age of 92.

Grace Mott Johnson lived in the Johnson family home in Yonkers, New York during the 1920s and later moved to Pleasantville, New York. In 1924 she went to Egypt to study ancient Egyptian sculpture. During the 1930s she became a civil rights activist. She produced very little art during the last twenty years of her life.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Andrew Dasburg, July 2, 1964 and March 6, 1974. Additional related collections at other repositories include the Andrew and Marina Wister Dasburg Papers at the New Mexico State Archives, the Andrew Dasburg Papers at Syracuse University Library, and the Grace Mott Johnson Papers at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming. Reel 2803 contains photocopies of ten Morgan Russell letters to Dasburg. Reels 4276-4278 include biographical material, subject files, photographs, correspondence, writings, and exhibition material. The photocopies on reel 2803 were discarded after microfilming, and the items on 4276-4278 were returned to the lender. This material is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers were donated by their son, Alfred Dasburg, in 1980. Syracuse Univresity lent materials for microfilming in 1978 and 1989.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson 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:
Artist colonies -- New York (State)  Search this
Artist colonies -- New Mexico  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Poetry
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers, 1833-1980 (bulk 1900-1980). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dasbandr
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Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dasbandr
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