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Play

Artist:
Kenneth Hayes Miller, born Oneida, NY 1876-died New York City 1952
Publisher:
New Republic
Medium:
etching and drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 4 5/8 x 6 in. (11.9 x 15.1 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1919
Topic:
Recreation\sport and play
Figure group\female and child\nude
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1972.36
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Playfulness

Artist:
Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966
Founder:
Roman Bronze Works
Medium:
bronze on marble base
Dimensions:
13 3/8 x 12 5/8 x 7 in. (34.0 x 32.1 x 17.8 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1912-1914
Topic:
Recreation\sport and play
Figure group\family\mother and child
Allegory\life\family
Figure group\family\nude
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1965.16.12
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1st Floor, North Wing
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Playing-Cards

Donor Name:
Henry Preble
Length:
8.573cm
Width:
1.3cm
Culture:
Japanese
German
Object Type:
Playing Card
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
16 Nov 1901
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
038616
USNM Number:
E213495-0
Specimen Count:
25
Record Last Modified:
9 Sep 2014
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Playing cards

Maker:
Western Publishing Co., Inc.
Physical Description:
cellulose nitrate (parts material)
faux leather (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 cm x 7.8 cm x 2 cm; 3 15/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 13/16 in
Object Name:
playing cards
Place made:
United States: Wisconsin, Racine
Date made:
1939
Subject:
Games
Celluloid
Sports & Leisure
ID Number:
2006.0098.1472
Catalog number:
2006.0098.1472
Accession number:
2006.0098
Description (Brief):
A set of playing cards, probably made of celluloid, contained in an alligator-patterned two-part faux leather case. Pockets on either side of the case contain a game marker. The markers have celluloid discs that indicate "Trump," "Games," and "Points." The cards were manufactured by W. P. Co. of Racine, Wis. They picture an avenue lined with palm trees.
W. P. Co. was the Western Printing Company, also known as the Western Printing and Lithograph Company, the name under which it was incorporated in 1910.
The company did a variety of commercial printing from stationery and paper goods to games, puzzles, books, and comic books. It is best known as the publisher and printer of Little Golden Books in partnership with Simon and Schuster.
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Play

Artist:
Agnes Martin, American, b. Macklin, Canada, 1912–2004
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
72 1/8 x 72 in. (183 x 182.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1966
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1974
Accession Number:
74.100
Provenance:
Albert Landry
J. L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, to 14 March 1968
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, DC, 14 March 1968-1974
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1974
Exhibition History:
ROBERT ELKON GALLERY, New York. Agnes Martin, 22 October-18 November 1966.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. Color, Image, and Form, 11 April-21 May 1967, no. 51.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 831.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCUPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. The Golden Door: Artist-Immigrants of America, 1876-1976, 20 May-20 October 1976, no. 121, ill. p. 271.
DIA:BEACON, Beacon, New York. ...unknown territory...Agnes Martin's Paintings from the 1960s, 14 April-17 November 2005, no. 18.
SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Grand re-opening exhibition, 1 July 2006-4 July 2007.
Published References:
WILSON, ANN. "Linear Webs," Art and Artists 1 (October 1966), p. 48, ill. p.47.
LIPPARD, LUCY R. "Diversity in Unity: Recent Geometricizing Styles in America," in Abstract Art since 1945 (London: Thames and Hudson, 1971), p. 232, ill. p. 238.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 720, ill. 831.
WOMEN'S PROGRAM OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. Women Artists: A Checklist of Works in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), ill.
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School:
Contemporary American Abstraction
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Playing Cards (6)

Donor Name:
U.S. Department Of Interior
Culture:
Japanese
Object Type:
Playing Card
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1900-Jan-27
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
051116
USNM Number:
E261066-0
Specimen Count:
8
Record Last Modified:
30 Sep 2014
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Anthropology
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Playing Cards (Tujeon)

Donor Name:
Ensign U S N John B. Bernadou
Length:
20.4cm
Width:
3.2cm
Culture:
Not Given
Object Type:
Playing Card
Place:
Korea, Asia
Accession Date:
1886-Feb-24
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
016970
USNM Number:
E77047-0
Specimen Count:
25
Record Last Modified:
18 Dec 2013
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Aulacocalyx jasminiflora Hook. f.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa
Collector:
George P. Cooper
Place:
(near Firestone Plantations) along Dukwai River, Liberia, Africa
Collection Date:
1928
Common name:
Play-Je-Nee
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rubiales Rubiaceae
Published Name:
Aulacocalyx jasminiflora Hook. f.
Other Numbers:
Yale School of Forestry : 13785
Barcode:
00818941
USNM Number:
1506628
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
12 Aug 2013
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Flowering plants and ferns
Liberia Project
Botany
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
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Aulacocalyx jasminiflora Hook. f.

Biogeographical Region:
22 - West Tropical Africa
Collector:
George P. Cooper
Place:
(near Firestone Plantations) along Dukwai River, Liberia, Africa
Collection Date:
1928
Common name:
Play-Je-Nee
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rubiales Rubiaceae
Published Name:
Aulacocalyx jasminiflora Hook. f.
Other Numbers:
Yale School of Forestry : 13740
Barcode:
00818942
USNM Number:
1378370
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
12 Aug 2013
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Flowering plants and ferns
Liberia Project
Botany
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
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Playing Doctor

Artist:
John Rogers, born Salem, MA 1829-died New Canaan, CT 1904
Medium:
painted plaster
Dimensions:
14 3/4 x 15 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (37.4 x 39.3 x 28.5 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1872
Topic:
Children
Recreation\sport and play
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Robert O. Werlich
Object number:
1976.113.3
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Children Playing

Artist:
Reginald Pollack, born Middle Village, NY 1924
Publisher:
Collectors Graphics, n.d.
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 10 x 12 3/4 in. (25.4 x 32.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1960-1965
Topic:
Children
Recreation\sport and play
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Arnold Elser
Object number:
1981.154.100
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Deck Of Playing-Cards 60

Donor Name:
Miss Rose M. Veber
Culture:
Japanese
Object Type:
Playing Card
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1963-Jul-16
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
246147
USNM Number:
E401518-0
Specimen Count:
25
Record Last Modified:
14 Dec 2009
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Anthropology
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Pack Of Playing Cards Small

Donor Name:
Peabody Essex Museum
Culture:
Sumatran
Object Type:
Playing Card
Place:
Sumatra, Indonesia
Accession Date:
1905-May-08
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
044264
USNM Number:
E230950-0
Specimen Count:
25
Record Last Modified:
18 Sep 2014
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Playing Cards And Box

Donor Name:
Mr. Yoshio Noma
Collector:
Mr. Yoshio Noma
Object Type:
Playing Card / Box
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1965-Apr-02
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
230671
USNM Number:
E402749-0
Specimen Count:
25
Record Last Modified:
14 Dec 2009
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Spinner Play

Artist:
Benton Spruance, born Philadelphia, PA 1904-died Philadelphia, PA 1967
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 14 1/8 x 18 1/2 in. (35.9 x 47.0 cm) sheet: 16 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. (41.3 x 52.7 cm) irregular
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1934
Topic:
Figure group\male
Recreation\sport and play\football
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Frank McClure
Object number:
1979.98.223
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Child Playing

Artist:
Frances Foy, born Chicago, IL 1890-died Chicago, IL 1963
Medium:
oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
38 1/8 x 42 1/8 in. (96.7 x 107.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1934
Topic:
Figure group\female and child
Recreation\sport and play\blocks
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\Illinois
Architecture Interior\domestic\nursery
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor
Object number:
1964.1.61
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Lacquered Case Containing Playing Cards

Donor Name:
Lt. C G. Calkins
Culture:
Japanese
Object Type:
Playing Card / Case
Place:
Nagasaki, Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
1899-Jun-19
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
035141
USNM Number:
E201326-0
Specimen Count:
25
Notes:
FROM CARD: "CONTAINS SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF PLAYING CARDS, SAID TO BE USED BY IAMIMIOS [sic, may be "Daimyos" - alternate spelling Daimios - rather than "Iamimios"?] ONLY. MR. CALKINS WAS AUTHORIZED BY DR. GOODE TO PURCHASE FOR THE MUSEUM. LOANED TO RENWICK 8/6/81. RETURNED 8/1983."
Record Last Modified:
4 Sep 2014
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Playing House

Created by:
Joe Schwartz, American, 1913 - 2013
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 10 3/8 x 13 1/4 in. (26.4 x 33.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.5 cm)
Place depicted:
St. Mark's Place, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Date:
1930s
Topic:
African American
Children
Photography
Play
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joe Schwartz and Family
Object number:
2010.74.11
Rights:
© Joe Schwartz
Caption:
St. Mark Place, Manhattan, New York, 1930's
Joe Schwartz, Folk Photography: Poems I've Never Written (2000), 12.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Boys at Play

Artist:
Bernece Berkman, born Chicago, IL 1911-died New York City 1988
Medium:
lithograph
Dimensions:
12 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. (32.7 x 24.1 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Children
Recreation\sport and play
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from D.C. Public Library
Object number:
1967.72.38
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Children at play

Medium:
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Japan
Date:
17th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
playing
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
child
Japan
gold
Credit Line:
Purchase
Accession Number:
F1973.11-12
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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