Grandma Moses, born Greenwich, NY 1860-died Hoosick Falls, NY 1961
oil and tempera on pressed wood
16 1/8 × 20 1/8 in. (41 × 51.1 cm)
Grandma Moses painted many winter scenes of farm life in which adults and children happily do their chores and play in the snow. She painted only cheerful images that were based on her memories of growing up on a farm and of being a farmwife herself. In this painting the people talking and laughing together evoke a nostalgic ideal of community life, which the artist emphasized through small stylized buildings and bright colors. The buildings and looping fences create a two-dimensional pattern on the pure white snow that underscores the picturesque, storybook scene.
This artwork is currently on view on the first floor of the Museum in the Folk Art galleries.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Charles Nelson Brower in memory of Charles H. and Elizabeth N. Brower
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.
Christmas series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box ##, folder ###, digital file number ####
Flat, rectangular, celluloid card advertising the West Springfield Trust Co. Christmas Club. Yellow with black and red print, it carries the Christmas Club emblem, a black square with red and green holly in the center of card. This square contains information that reminds holders to make Christmas Club payments. In red and green print on back is a calendar for 1940.
Christmas Clubs are savings plans in which bank customers make scheduled deposits throughout the year into a Christmas account and received the money around the holidays to shop for gifts. This card is a product of Christmas Club, A Corporation of Eaton, Pennsylvania, which sold financial institutions all of the materials they would need to create a Christmas Club.
average spatial: 7 cm x 16 cm; 2 3/4 in x 6 5/16 in
overall: 1 5/8 in; 4.1275 cm
ornament, christmas tree
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Holiday or Christmas ornament, free-blown glass ellipsoidal shape with pointed ends, mirrored silver, painted with white, gold, and blue stripes painted around body, and small opening on two thin ends. Framed with tinsel wire with loop on one side. No mark.