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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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Grumman JRF-2 Goose (USGS); Military, USA, Coast Guard; Air Transport, Airports, USA, New York (NY), Floyd Bennett Field. [photograph]

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Photographer:
Arnold, Rudy 1902-1966
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
Circa 1943
Summary:
One-half left front view of Grumman JRF-2 Goose aircraft on the ground with engines running in front of the US Coast Guard Hangar at Floyd Bennett Field, Long Island, New York, circa 1943.
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military
Amphibian planes
Seaplanes
United States. Coast Guard
Hangars
Floyd Bennett Field (New York, N.Y.)
Local number:
NASM-XRA-0760
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

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:
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
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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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:
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
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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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:
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
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Rudy Giuliani

A Mayor's Dream... (A City's Nightmare)
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Artist:
Edward J. Pass, born 22 Nov 1945
Sitter:
Rudolph William Giuliani, born 28 May 1944
Medium:
Offset lithographic poster
Dimensions:
Mount: 61.1 x 41cm (24 1/16 x 16 1/8")
Culture:
Rudolph William Giuliani: American\Italian American
Type:
Print
Date:
1999
Topic:
Poster
Rudolph William Giuliani: Male
Rudolph William Giuliani: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\New York, NY
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Charles J. Robertson III
Object number:
S/NPG.2001.88
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Philip Johnson, New York, NY

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Designer:
Elaine Lustig Cohen, American, 1927 - 2016
Client:
Philip Johnson, American, 1906–2005
Medium:
Lithograph on ivory wove paper
Type:
graphic design
Letterhead
Object Name:
Letterhead
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
1967
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Letterhead for Philip Johnson. Name printed at top center in black on white, translucent paper.
Credit Line:
Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff
Accession Number:
1993-31-84-1
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

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Designer:
Elaine Lustig Cohen, American, 1927 - 2016
Client:
The Jewish Museum, New York, New York, USA
Medium:
Lithograph on off-white paper
Type:
graphic design
Envelope
Object Name:
Envelope
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
ca. 1965
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Off-white envelope with two lines of printed gray text at upper left, address of the Jewish Museum, New York, NY.
Credit Line:
Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff
Accession Number:
1993-31-71
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Serpan, Kootz Gallery, New York, NY

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Designer:
Elaine Lustig Cohen, American, 1927 - 2016
Client:
Kootz Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Medium:
Lithograph on white wove paper
Culture:
American
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
1958
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Poster design for the Serpan exhibition at the Kootz Gallery. At upper right, an inverted letter "S" printed in green, the word "SERPAN" printed on top, alternating between black and white letters. At lower left, a large "K" made of black and green elements. Below "K," printed text with gallery information in green and black. At lower right, a photoillustration of a painting included in the exhibition.
Credit Line:
Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff
Accession Number:
1993-31-115
Rights:
© Elaine Lustig Cohen
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

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Designer:
Elaine Lustig Cohen, American, 1927 - 2016
Client:
The Jewish Museum, New York, New York, USA
Medium:
Offset lithograph on white wove paper
Type:
graphic design
Shopping bag
Object Name:
Shopping bag
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
ca. 1963
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
White shopping bag with the Jewish Museum graphic identity "JM" outlined in white within red horizontal rectangle at bottom, red printed text below. No handles.
Credit Line:
Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff
Accession Number:
1993-31-72
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Albany Report, Inc., New York, NY

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Designer:
Elaine Lustig Cohen, American, 1927 - 2016
Client:
Albany Report, Inc., New York, New York, USA
Medium:
Lithograph on white wove paper
Type:
graphic design
Letterhead
Object Name:
Letterhead
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
1958
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Letterhead for the Albany Report, Inc. Blue insignia at upper center, four arrows in a minimalist form of compass rose, surrounded by bold black printed text. Blue printed text below and at bottom.
Credit Line:
Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff
Accession Number:
1993-31-98-1
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Albany Report, Inc., New York, NY

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Designer:
Elaine Lustig Cohen, American, 1927 - 2016
Client:
Albany Report, Inc., New York, New York, USA
Medium:
Lithograph on white wove paper
Type:
graphic design
Envelope
Object Name:
Envelope
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
1958
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Envelope for the Albany Report, Inc. Blue insignia at left, centered between "ALBANY REPORT" in bold black text, four arrows in a minimalist form of compass rose. Blue printed text vertically at center.
Credit Line:
Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff
Accession Number:
1993-31-98-2
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Albany Report, Inc., New York, NY

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Designer:
Elaine Lustig Cohen, American, 1927 - 2016
Client:
Albany Report, Inc., New York, New York, USA
Medium:
Lithograph on white wove paper
Type:
graphic design
Business card
Object Name:
Business card
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
1958
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Business card for the Albany Report, Inc. Blue insignia at center, centered between "ALBANY REPORT" in bold black text, four arrows in a minimalist form of compass rose. Blue printed text above and below, black printed text at lower right.
Credit Line:
Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff
Accession Number:
1993-31-98-3
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Soulages, Kootz Gallery, New York, NY

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Designer:
Elaine Lustig Cohen, American, 1927 - 2016
Client:
Kootz Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Medium:
Offset lithograph on white glossy wove paper
Type:
graphic design
Booklet
Object Name:
Booklet
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
1959
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Vertical format brochure booklet for Soulages exhibition at Kootz gallery. Both front and back cover have a 3-inch bar of black ink on the left, white paper at the left margin and at the right; printed text on white part only. Inside are pictures, text, and checklist for the Soulages paintings. Verso: gallery address and artist listing.
Credit Line:
Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff
Accession Number:
1993-31-119
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Terry Turner, New York, N.Y. letter to Reginald Marsh, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
Turner, Terry
Marsh, Reginald
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
1924 Sept. 2
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 1 p. : various media ; 28 x 22 cm.
Summary:
In his letter, Terry Turner informs illustrator Reginald Marsh of the fulfillment of Marsh's request to be placed on a mailing list for weekly theater passes at Loew's theaters in New York City.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Theaters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9962
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Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Thomas Eakins, New York, N.Y. letter to Charles Henry Hart, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916
Hart, Charles Henry, 1844-1916
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1912 Sept. 13
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 2 p. : handwritten ; 18 x 28 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6877
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Kenyon Cox, New York, N.Y. letter to Charles Henry Hart, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919
Hart, Charles Henry, 1856-1919
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1891 May 21
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 2 p. : handwritten ; 25 x 19 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6902
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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William Page, New York, N.Y. letter to Charles Henry Hart, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
Page, William, 1811-1885
Hart, Charles Henry, 1811-1885
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1875 June 28
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 1 p. : handwritten ; 20 x 13 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6956
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Walter Shirlaw, New York, N.Y. letter to Charles Henry Hart, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
Shirlaw, Walter, 1838-1909
Hart, Charles Henry, 1838-1909
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
between 1877 and 1918
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 2 p. : handwritten ; 20 x 25 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6999
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Pat Mardis, New York, N.Y. to Audrey Sabol, New York, N.Y.

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Creator:
Mardis, Pat
Sabol, Audrey
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1967 Feb. 16
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 letter : typescript ; 22 x 19 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1873
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Audrey Sabol papers, 1962-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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