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Christmas Cards

Designer:
Thomas Heatherwick, English, b. 1970
Heatherwick Studio
Medium:
Cardboard, stamps, acetate, laminated veneer, resin, plywood, acrylic, ribbon
Type:
architecture
Exhibitions
Christmas Cards
Designed in:
London, England
Date:
1994–2010
Credit Line:
Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio
Accession Number:
HSP.41
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Christmas (series)

Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Topic:
Holidays
Christmas
Summary:
This portion of the Warshaw Collection remains unprocessed. At this time, there is no finding aid available. Researchers interested in these materials should consult the survey forms for the collection. Questions should be directed to the reference archivist or collection specialist.
Cite as:
Christmas series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box ##, folder ###, digital file number ####
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana ca. 1724-1977
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Christmas Basket

Artist:
Ed Rossbach, born Chicago, IL 1914-died Berkely, CA 2002
Medium:
synthetic ribbon, plastic found objects, macrame
Dimensions:
7 1/2 x 11 x 9 in. (19.1 x 27.9 x 22.9 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Crafts
Date:
1968
Topic:
Ceremony\holiday\Christmas
Object\foliage\holly
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Object number:
1997.95.2
Description:
In the mid-1960s, Ed Rossbach took some time away from weaving wall hangings to explore different "off-loom" fiber projects. He tried coiling baskets, wrapping lampshade frames in raffia, and even macramé. Christmas Basket was woven from gift-wrap ribbon and incorporates plastic holly berries and leaves as well as cloth poinsettia petals.
"I like to do things that are absolutely technically perfect and I like to do things that look as though a child made them." Ed Rossbach, quoted in 40 Years of Exploration…, 1990
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Marilyn Brownell Christmas card

Creator:
Brownell, Marilyn
Physical description:
Christmas Card : 1 13 x 18 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1974
Topic:
Holidays
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13317
Summary:
Christmas card by Marilyn Brownell featuring a block print of the word "Humbug" surrounded by holly leaves.
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James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
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Archives of American Art
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James Mullen Christmas card

Creator:
Mullen, James M. (James Martin), 1935-
Physical description:
Christmas Card : 1 folded sheet : ill. ; 22 x 25 cm., folded to 11 x 25 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
2000
Topic:
Holidays
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3740
Summary:
Front of card features Mullen's linoleum block print December Shelf (Red-Snow).
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James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
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Archives of American Art
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The Christmas Bar

Artist:
Robert D'Alessandro, born New York City 1942
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 8 3/4 x 12 7/8 in. (22.1 x 32.8 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1974
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\New York
Cityscape\street
Figure group\male
Architecture Exterior\commercial\tavern
Architecture Exterior\commercial\Christmas Bar
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.359
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1978, Robert D'Alessandro
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Christmas tree

Creator:
Drewes, Werner, 1899-1985
Physical description:
1 drawing : crayon ; 31 x 23 cm.
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1965
Topic:
Holidays
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7264
Summary:
Hand drawn image of an abstracted Christmas tree for a holiday card.
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Werner Drewes papers, 1838-2015, bulk 1890-1990
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Archives of American Art
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Australia, Christmas

Artist:
Lawrence Babis, born New York City 1949
Medium:
chromogenic print
Dimensions:
image: 12 3/4 x 19 in. (32.4 x 48.3 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1981
Topic:
Landscape\building
Landscape\Australia
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1983.53.3
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1981, Lawrence Babis
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Merry Christmas

Artist:
Lyonel Feininger, American, b. New York City, 1871–1956
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
5 3/4 x 4 in. (14.6 x 10.2 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1954
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1815
Provenance:
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, (December 1954-31 August 1981
(Estate of Joseph H. Hirshorn, 1981-1986)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Christmas Painting

Artist:
Ian Whitmore, American, b. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1978
Medium:
Oil on linen
Dimensions:
32 x 28 in. (81.2 x 71.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
2005
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D., 2007
Accession Number:
07.82
Provenance:
Frederick P. Ognibene, Washington, DC, to 19 October 2007
Gift of Frederick P. Ognibene, M.D., 2007
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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[Christmas Tree]

Artist:
Mr. Imagination, 1948-
Medium:
• Sandstone (coarse grain, clastic sedimentary rock) • Plastic (nylon) glitter (silver, gold, pink, green) • Plastic piping • Cardboard rectangular with printed candy cane pattern • Plastic cord with copper wiring
National Origin:
American
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1988
Accession Number:
2007.0001.0040
Description:
Sculpted sandstone Christmas tree with raised texture added by an intaglio pattern spanning the entire piece. The tree is painted green and decorated with ornaments to imitate the perennial holiday symbol.
Known as Mr. Imagination, he was born Gregory Warmack in 1948. Raised in Chicago by a large religious family many of his earliest commissions came from his church. As a child he made earrings, decorative pins, woodcarvings, and hats that he sold on the street. In 1978, Warmack had a near death experience where he was shot at point blank range while being mugged. He claims to have had an out of body experience that sent him back in time to observe ancient civilizations. This episode encouraged him to make a lifelong commitment to creating regenerative art that heals. Warmack began referring to himself as "Mr. Imagination" around 1980 to highlight his charismatic artistic alter ego. His work explores self-identity, immortality, and pride in Black culture. With no formal training his signature use of sandstone and elaborate bottle cap creations have ushered Warmack into international success.
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
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Anacostia Community Museum
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Minnie S. Martin Christmas card to James Mullen

Creator:
Martin, Minnie S., ca. 1900-1980
Mullen, James M. (James Martin), ca. 1900-1980
Physical description:
Christmas Card : 1 p. 13 x 17 cm
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1966
Topic:
Holidays
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3741
Summary:
Front of sheet features red linoleum block print of a star.
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James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
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Archives of American Art
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Megan Mullen Christmas card to James Mullen

Creator:
Mullen, Megan, 1964-
Mullen, James M. (James Martin), 1964-
Physical description:
1 christmas card : ill. ; 17 x 13 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1990
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3742
Summary:
Front of item features a star-shaped collage.
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James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
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Archives of American Art
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Jean Parish Christmas card to James Mullen

Creator:
Parish, Jean, ca. 1925-
Mullen, James M. (James Martin), ca. 1925-
Physical description:
1 christmas card : ill. ; 18 x 12 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1975
Topic:
Christian art and symbolism
Holidays
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3744
Summary:
Front of card features silkscreen on flocked paper titled Madonna and child.
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James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
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Archives of American Art
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George Zoretich Christmas card to James Mullen

Creator:
Zoretich, George, ca. 1920-1990
Mullen, James M. (James Martin), ca. 1920-1990
Physical description:
1 christmas card : handwritten, ill. ; 11 x 13 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1971
Topic:
Winter
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3751
Summary:
Card features a watercolor by Zoretich of a wintry landscape, and a brief handwritten note.
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James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
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George Zimmerman Christmas card to James Mullen

Creator:
Zimmerman, George, ca. 1925-
Mullen, James M. (James Martin), ca. 1925-
Physical description:
1 christmas card : ill. ; 16 x 11 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1977
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3749
Summary:
Front of card features a b&w photogram with the text A joyous Christmas 1977.
Back of card has brief handwritten greeting.
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James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
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George Zoretich Christmas card to James Mullen

Creator:
Zoretich, George, ca. 1920-1990
Mullen, James M. (James Martin), ca. 1920-1990
Physical description:
1 christmas card : handwritten, ill. ; 18 x 11 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1957
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3750
Summary:
Card features drypoint etching of a Madonna and child, with pencil note beneath: Christmas 1957.
Opposite etching is a handwritten note from Zoretich to Mullen, his former student.
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James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
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Jill Sheedy Christmas card to James Mullen

Creator:
Sheedy, Jill, ca. 1955-
Mullen, James M. (James Martin), ca. 1955-
Physical description:
Christmas Card : 1 folded sheet : handwritten, ill. ; 22 x 14 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
2000
Topic:
Art teachers
Art students
Holidays
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3747
Summary:
Front of card features a print colored with felt tip pen of a cartoon family and their computer in front of a Christmas tree, titled Christmas computers.
Interior of card features a message from Sheedy reminiscing about her time in college when she had Mullen as her art professor.
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Hale Woodruff Christmas card to James Mullen

Creator:
Woodruff, Hale Aspacio, 1900-1980
Mullen, James M. (James Martin), 1900-1980
Physical description:
Christmas Card : 1 folded sheet : ill. ; 10 x 22 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1970
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3748
Summary:
Front of card features an abstract silkscreen by Woodruff in blue and gold, with title written beneath in pencil: Gifts of the Magi.
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James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
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Hale Woodruff Christmas card to James Mullen

Creator:
Woodruff, Hale Aspacio, 1900-1980
Mullen, James M. (James Martin), 1900-1980
Physical description:
1 christmas card : various media ; 11 x 14 cm.
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1972
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4010
Summary:
Front of card features a silkscreen by Woodruff titled Primeval image.
Back of card features a brief handwritten note from Woodruff informing Mullen that the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired one of Woodruff's drawings.
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James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
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