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Alexander Alland, Sr., Photoprints, 1932-1943

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Donor:
Alland, Alexander Sr (Alexander Landschaft) 1902-1989
Interviewer:
Salo, Matt Dr.
Ostroff, Eugene (NMAH Curator) d. 1999
Ahlborn, Richard E
Microfilmer:
Haberstich, David E 1941-
Subject:
Kaslov, Steve King of the Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies ca. 1888-1949
Davis, Earl
Commandment Keepers
China Daily News
United States Works Progress Administration
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, 8" x 10", some with linen mounts
0.25 cu. ft.: 4 boxes
Culture:
Black Jews 1930-1940 New York (State)
Swedish Americans 1930-1940 New York (State)
Yugoslav Americans 1930-1940 New York (State)
Chinese Americans
Armenian Americans 1930-1940 New York (State)
African Americans 1930-1940 New York (State)
African Americans 1930-1940 Virgin Islands
Romany Gypsies 1930-1940 New York (State)
Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Mohawk Indians 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Gypsies Romany 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Italian Americans
Korean Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Mexican Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Norwegian Americans
Scottish Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Syrian Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Welsh Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Indians Mohawk 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Turkish Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Russian Americans
Morroccan Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Luxembourg Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Japanese Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Irish Americans
Haitian Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Filipino Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Finnish Americans
Estonian Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Dutch Americans 1930-1940 New York (N.Y.)
Type:
Audio cassettes
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Interviews
Oral history
Place:
New York N.Y
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Virgin Islands
United States
Bowery (New York, N.Y.)
Chinatown (New York, N.Y.)
St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)
Date:
1932
1932-1943
1930-1940
1930-1950
1980-1990
1900-1950
1980-2000
Notes:
Born Sevastopol, Crimea, Russia, Aug. 6, 1902; last name originally Landschaft. At 12 built own camera and assisted a professional photographer. Relocated in Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey, apprenticed to a photographer (1920), then opened own portrait studio. Emigrated to U.S. 1923, working in photo-finishing businesses and home portraiture. Became well-known as photographer of New York ethnic groups, 1930s; published books on subject. Amateur photographic historian; located the Jacob Riis negative collection and made it available, and published monographs on Riis, Jessie Tarbox Beals, and Heinrich Tonnies.
Summary:
Series 1: 273 photoprints, most ca. 1932-1943, taken primarily in the Virgin Islands and New York City. The Virgin Islands series was made on a special documentary project in 1939; the New York photographs relate to Alland's largely self-assigned documentation of ethnic and religious groups, including the "Red Bandanna" Romany Gypsy group in the Bowery, a black Jewish congregation (the Commandment Keepers, whose synagogue was located above a drugstore at 128th Street and Lenox Avenue), Mohawk Indians in Brooklyn, and many other groups, listed below. The "Judaism" folder contains New York scenes plus views of a Virgin Islands synagogue, with related images in the Virgin Islands folder.
Series 2: Four audiotape cassettes, interviews with Alland, 1985 (by Richard Ahlborn, Eugene Ostroff, and Matt Salo), and 1986 (by Richard Ahlborn and David Haberstich).
Cite as:
Alexander Alland, Sr., Photoprints, 1932-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist
Topic:
Ethnic costume
Pluralism
Chinese drama
Ethnic groups
Judaism--Customs and practices
Religious and ecclesiastical institutions
Poverty
Churches
Synagogues
Newspapers
Printing
Housing
Singers
Buddhism
Muslims
Catholic Church--Liturgy
Protestant churches
Minorities--Housing
Falashas
Immigrants
Fortune-tellers--Gypsies
Coppersmiths
Clergy
Printers--Chinese-Americans
Local number:
1986.3102 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.) letter to Elie Nadelman, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Nadelman, Elie
Subject:
Nadelman, Elie
Type:
Archival Materials
Correspondence
Date:
1937 Feb. 9
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 3 p. : typescript ; 28 x 22 cm.
Summary:
Letter details the terms of sale of the contents of the Nadelman Museum of Folk Arts.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Art commissions
Art dealers
Art--Prices
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9974
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Downtown Gallery records, 1824-1974, bulk 1926-1969
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Archives of American Art
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National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.) letter to Dean Cornwell, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.)
Cornwell, Dean
Type:
Archival Materials
Correspondence
Date:
1940 July 28
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 1 p. : carbon copy ; 28 x 22 cm.
Summary:
The letter has been written on onion skin paper.

A thank-you letter from the secretary of the National Arts Club for the painting The Pot Seller which was given to the club in response to the artist life membership bestowed upon Cornwell.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Clubs
Gifts
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8846
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National Arts Club records, 1898-1960
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Archival Materials
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Dorothy Canning Miller, New York, N.Y. letter to Honoré Sharrer, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003
Sharrer, Honoré Desmond, 1904-2003
Subject:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Type:
Archival Materials
Correspondence
Date:
1945 Sept. 13
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 1 p. : typescript ; 28 x 22
Summary:
Miller inviting Sharrer to join an American exhibition in May, 1946.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Exhibitions
Museums
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7816
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Honoré Sharrer papers, circa 1920-2007
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Archival Materials
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Archives of American Art

National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.) letter to Harry Franklin Waltmann, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.)
Waltmann, Harry Franklin
Type:
Archival Materials
Correspondence
Date:
1921 Jan. 20
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 1 p. : carbon copy ; 28 x 22 cm.
Summary:
The letter is on onionskin paper.

Letter from the Secretary of the National Arts Club informing Waltmann that he has been choosen for a lifetime membership provided
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Clubs
Gifts
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8847
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National Arts Club records, 1898-1960
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Archival Materials
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Archives of American Art

Messrs. E. Gimpel & Wildenstein, New York, N.Y. invitation to Mary Fanton Roberts, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
Wildenstein and Company (New York, N.Y.)
Roberts, Mary Fanton
Subject:
Lemordant, Jean Julien
Type:
Archival Materials
Correspondence
Date:
1918
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 invitation : various media ; 11 x 14 cm.
Summary:
An invitation to meet the artist Lt. Jean-Julien Lemordant and have a private viewing of his paintings and drawings at the Wildenstein & Company Gallery.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10213
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Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956
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Archival Materials
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Archives of American Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), New York, N.Y. memorandum to unidentified recipient

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Creator:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt
Whitney Museum of American Art
Type:
Archival Materials
Correspondence
Date:
1942 May 18
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Memorandum : 1 p. : typescript ; 26 x 21 cm.
Summary:
Identification at head of text (printed): Extract from the minutes of the meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Memo contains copy of a statement to be sent to the Whitney Museum expressing condolences and honoring the contributions of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Death
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13584
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers, 1851-1975, bulk, 1888-1942
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Archival Materials
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Archives of American Art

Alfred Stieglitz letter to Walt Kuhn, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946
Kuhn, Walt, 1864-1946
Subject:
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)
Type:
Archival Materials
Correspondence
Date:
1913 Feb 4
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 1 p. : signed ; 28 x 22 cm.
Summary:
A letter from Stieglitz to Kuhn about the entry of artwork into the Armory Show.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Exhibitions
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8851
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Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
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Archives of American Art

Greta Berman writings, 1977

Creator:
Berman, Greta
Subject:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)
Type:
Collections
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 items.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Typescript of an article, "Out of the Wookwork: A New Look at WPA-FAP Murals," with a checklist of New York City WPA-FAP murals.
Citation:
Greta Berman writings, 1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 2787 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the possession of Greta Berman.
Biography Note:
Writer (New York, N.Y.)
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by Greta Berman.
Guide:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Women
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration (New York, N.Y.)
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5926
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208767
AAA_collcode_bermgret
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Collections
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Students' and artists' protest letter to Bates Lowry, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
Lowry, Bates
Subject:
Lowry, Bates
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Type:
Archival Materials
Correspondence
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
ca. 1969
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
Item : 3 p. : typescript ; 28 x 22 cm.
Summary:
Two part document with a form to send to organizers, Tom Lloyd and Faith Ringgold and a protest letter to send to Bates Lowry, director of MoMA.
Document intended for students and artists wishing to protest to the Museum of Modern Art for a Martin Luther King, Jr. wing for Black and Puerto Rican art, noting "its default of cultural responsibility to the public and cultural integrity to itself and the art community of this city, nation and the world."
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Protesting
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9965
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Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk, 1960s-1990
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Archival Materials
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Agnes Hart assisting students at the Art Students League, New York, N.Y.

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Subject:
Hart, Agnes
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)
Type:
Archival Materials
Photographs
Date:
1965 Nov.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 09 x 13 cm.
Summary:
Painter and instructor Agnes Hart assisting students in a studio of the Art Students League, New York, N.Y.

Identification on verso (handwritten): Art Students League 1965-66
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Art schools
Art students
Art teachers
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9082
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Agnes Hart papers, 1935-1978
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Archival Materials
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Agnes Hart assisting students at the Art Students League, New York, N.Y.

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Subject:
Hart, Agnes
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)
Type:
Archival Materials
Photographs
Date:
1965 Nov.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm.
Summary:
Painter and instructor Agnes Hart assisting students in a studio of the Art Students League, New York, N.Y.

Identification on verso (handwritten): Art Students League 1965-66
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Art schools
Art students
Art teachers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9083
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Agnes Hart papers, 1935-1978
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Archival Materials
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Archives of American Art
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Walt Kuhn, New York, N.Y. letter to Vera Kuhn

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Creator:
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949
Kuhn, Vera, 1877-1949
Subject:
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)
Type:
Archival Materials
Correspondence
Date:
1912 Dec. 14
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
Letter : 4 p. : handwritten, ill. ; 26 x 21 cm.
Summary:
In this letter to his wife, Vera Kuhn, Walt Kuhn describes the pine tree logo for the Armory Show of 1913, the first exhibition of modern art in the United States.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)479
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Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
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Archival Materials
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Archives of American Art
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Marilyn Fischbach letter to Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

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Creator:
Fischbach, Marilyn Cole, 1931?-2003
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Type:
Archival Materials
Correspondence
Date:
1969 May 28
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 1 p. : carbon copy ; 28 x 22 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7557
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Fischbach Gallery records, 1937-2015, bulk 1963-1977
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Archival Materials
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Archives of American Art

Walter Pach, New York, N.Y. telegram to Constantin Brancusi, Paris, France

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Creator:
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958
Brancusi, Constantin, 1883-1958
Subject:
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)
Type:
Archival Materials
Correspondence
Date:
1913 June 6
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 telegram : typescript ; 18 x 20 cm.
Summary:
Telegram, in French, requesting that Brancusi's bronze sculpture Mademoiselle Pogany be sent right away, most likely because Pach was negotiating a sale of the work following display of a plaster version at the Armory Show.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Art market
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8853
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Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1984, bulk 1900-1949
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Archival Materials
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Archives of American Art
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Sash/Belt

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Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, glass bead/beads, thread
Techniques:
Fingerwoven
Dimensions:
276 x 12 cm
Culture/People:
Iroquois
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Place:
New York; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
circa 1870
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Joseph W. Keppler (1872-1956, long-time friend of George Heye); acquired by Heye in 1910.
Catalog Number:
2/9675
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Ethnographic Items
On View:
The George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Birdstone (throwing stick/atlatl weight)

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Media/Materials:
Banded slate
Techniques:
Pecked, ground, polished, drilled
Dimensions:
9 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm
Culture/People:
probably Late Archaic Tradition or Early Woodland Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Watertown; Jefferson County; New York; USA
Date Created:
2500 BC-AD 400
Collection History:
Collected by E.M. Jackson at an unknown date; acquired by George Heye/MAI in 1916.
Catalog Number:
5/4385
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Archaeological Items
On View:
The George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Doll with cradle/cradleboard

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Artists/Makers:
Richard Chrisjohn (Dick Chrisjohn), Oneida [New York], 1921-1991
Donor:
Sonia Grodka Blumenthal, Non-Indian
Harry W. Blumenthal, Non-Indian
Media/Materials:
Wood, cotton cloth, commercial leather thong
Techniques:
Carved, sewn, wrapped, laced
Dimensions:
43.2 x 17.8 cm
Culture/People:
Oneida [New York]
Object Type:
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Place:
New York; USA
Date Created:
Doll: 1890-1930; cradleboard: circa 1970
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Helen Pep Grodka (1898-1982); donated to MAI by Sonia Grodka Blumenthal (her daughter) and Harry W. Blumenthal circa 1983.
Catalog Number:
25/1279
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Ethnographic Items
On View:
The George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Headstall

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Media/Materials:
Commercially tanned leather, silver
Techniques:
Hammered, stamped
Dimensions:
47 x 17 cm
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)
Object Type:
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Place:
Arizona, New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1880-1890
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Frank M. Covert (1858-ca. 1930, a New York dealer); purchased by George Heye in 1906.
Catalog Number:
1/473
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Ethnographic Items
On View:
The George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Female doll

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Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, unknown stuffing
Techniques:
Sewn
Dimensions:
18.5 x 14.5 x 4.00 cm
Culture/People:
Catawba
Object Type:
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Place:
Rock Hill; York County; South Carolina; USA
Date Created:
circa 1930
Collection History:
Collected by anthropologist Frank G. Speck (1881-1951) at an unknown date; purchased by MAI in 1941.
Catalog Number:
20/5058
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Ethnographic Items
On View:
The George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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