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John Singer Sargent

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Subject:
Sargent, John Singer
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1880
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : photocopy ; 17 x 22 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Painters
Portrait painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7991
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R. L. Ormond material relating to John Singer Sargent, 1851-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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John Singer Sargent to Mr. Alden

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Creator:
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
Alden, Henry Mills, 1856-1925
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1887 Jan. 19
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Letter : 1 p. : handwritten ; 18 x 23 cm.
Summary:
Letter from John Singer Sargent sending a photograph of himself to Henry Mills Alden as requested by Henry James for an article in Harper's Magazine, 19 January 1887
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Authors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8009
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John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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John Singer Sargent painting outdoors

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Subject:
Sargent, John Singer
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1920
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 9 x 14 cm.
Summary:
Photo postcard of Sargent seated at an easel in the mountains with two umbrellas placed at strategic angles to balance the light.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Artists at or with their work
Plein air painting
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8322
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John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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The Story of the Jubilee Singers

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Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Ella Sheppard Moore, 1851 - 1914
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Medium:
Carbon print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 8.8 x 13.5cm (3 7/16 x 5 5/16")
Case Open: 20 x 57.8 x 2.5cm (7 7/8 x 22 3/4 x 1")
Culture:
Fisk Jubilee Singers: American\African American
Type:
Bound Object
Date:
1875
Exhibition Label:
In 1871, in an effort to raise funds for the Fisk University, a newly founded African American school in Nashville, Tennessee, a student singing group was formed, soon to be called the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The group, composed mostly of former slaves, became instantly popular, and their concert tours were soon raising substantial amounts of money. They appeared at the White House before President Ulysses S. Grant; toured the British Isles, where they performed before for Queen Victoria; and raised enough money to finance Fisk's first permanent building, Jubilee Hall.
Topic:
Autograph
Book
Interior\Studio\Photography
Ella Sheppard Moore: Female
Ella Sheppard Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Ella Sheppard Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Ella Sheppard Moore: Education\Educator\Teacher\Music
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2002.92
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Ballad Singer

Pete Seeger
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Artist:
Burr Singer
Sitter:
Pete Seeger, 3 May 1919 - 27 Jan 2014
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 31.1 x 23.5cm (12 1/4 x 9 1/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1944
Topic:
Music\Musical instrument\Banjo
Pete Seeger: Male
Pete Seeger: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Pete Seeger: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
Pete Seeger: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist
Pete Seeger: Humanities and Social Sciences\Folklorist
Pete Seeger: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist
Pete Seeger: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Folk
Pete Seeger: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Banjo
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2001.65
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Singer Iron

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Manufacturer:
Singer Sewing Machine Co.
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
iron
Object Name:
iron
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Credit Line:
Gift of Carole Krohn
Accession Number:
1993-126-23
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Maxine Singer

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Artist:
Jon R. Friedman, born 1947
Sitter:
Maxine Singer, born 1931
Medium:
Charcoal on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 123.9 x 78.1cm (48 3/4 x 30 3/4")
Mat: 139.7 x 91.4 x 1.3cm (55 x 36 x 1/2") (sight)
Frame: 147.3 × 99.1 × 3.8cm (58 × 39 × 1 1/2")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
2001
Exhibition Label:
A distinguished biochemist, Maxine Singer earned the National Medal of Science in 1992 and led the Carnegie Institution from 1988 to 2002. Her groundbreaking research on DNA has improved our understanding of the development and structure of such genetic diseases as hemophilia. Singer notes that such experimentation, for which she helped devise ethical guidelines, "bring[s] closer the day when the ability to manipulate genetic material can be used for improving the lives of all humans."
Jon Friedman's study for a portrait commissioned by the Carnegie Institution reflects Singer's wide-ranging interests, from DNA to astronomy. Her influential Genes and Genomes (1990, with Paul Berg) appears beside a model of the Carnegie's Giant Magellan Telescope. Her family is pictured in the lower left, while Singer encourages two youngsters in the image directly below her book, illustratingher commitment to science education and public service.
Topic:
Printed Material\Book
Printed Material\Book
Interior\Library
Artwork\Photograph
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookshelf
Equipment\Laboratory Equipment\Microscope
Maxine Singer: Female
Maxine Singer: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biochemist
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2005.54
Rights:
© Jon R. Friedman
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Maxine Singer

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Artist:
Jon R. Friedman, born 1947
Sitter:
Maxine Singer, born 1931
Medium:
Oil on gessoed paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 75 × 105 cm (29 1/2 × 41 5/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2012
Exhibition Label:
Born New York City
Maxine Singer’s achievements in science are newsworthy, but she has eluded the public eye. A pioneering molecular biologist, Singer has also been in the forefront of crafting ethical and safety guidelines for genetic engineering and is a staunch public advocate for science. She began her career at the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases in 1958 and moved to the National Cancer Institute in 1974, where she was recognized for her research in recombinant DNA. She led the Carnegie Institution from 1988 to 2002, earning the National Medal of Science in 1992. Singer is renowned not only for her research but also for promoting science education in public schools and equal access for women and minorities in scientific fields.
Commissioned by the Carnegie Institution to make a painted portrait of Singer, artist Jon Friedman worked closely with her during the photo shoot. Capturing in this sketch the immediacy of a moment, he implies the impact of her intense focus.
Maxine Singer nacida en 1931
Nacida en la ciudad de Nueva York
Los logros de Maxine Singer en las ciencias son dignos de primeras planas, pero ella esquiva la atención del público. Singer no solo ha sido pionera de la biología molecular, sino una líder en la elaboración de pautas éticas y de seguridad para el ámbito de la ingeniería genética, además de tenaz defensora pública de las ciencias. Comenzó su carrera en 1958 en el Instituto Nacional de Artritis, Metabolismo y Enfermedades Digestivas y se trasladó en 1974 al Instituto Nacional del Cáncer, donde fue reconocida por su investigación sobre el ADN recombinante. Dirigió el Instituto Carnegie desde 1988 hasta 2002, y recibió la Medalla Nacional de las Ciencias en 1992. Singer es famosa no solo por sus investigaciones sino por promover la enseñanza de ciencias en las escuelas públicas y el acceso equitativo para las mujeres y las minorías en los campos científicos.
El Instituto Carnegie le comisionó a Jon Friedman un retrato pintado de Singer y él trabajó de cerca con ella durante la sesión de fotos. Al captar en este boceto la inmediatez de un momento, el artista evoca la impactante intensidad de esta mujer.
Jon R. Friedman (nacido en 1947)
Óleo sobre papel preparado con gesso, 2012
Donación del artista
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace
Maxine Singer: Female
Maxine Singer: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biochemist
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist
Object number:
NPG.2013.11
Rights:
©Jon R. Friedman
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Singers' Viol

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Donor Name:
Consul General Louis B. Grant
Collector:
Consul General Louis B. Grant
Object Type:
Viol
Place:
Cairo, Egypt, Africa
Accession Date:
1892-Aug-09
Specimen Count:
2
Record Last Modified:
14 Nov 2016
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
025998
USNM Number:
E95185-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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"The Singer" 1904

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Creator:
Curtis, Edward S. 1868-1952
Physical description:
1 photoprint 006 in x 008 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1904
Summary:
Portrait of Man Wearing Headband and Blanket
Cite as:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Sw Navaho BAE 26-59 02267902, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 02267902
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

Opera Singer

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Artist:
Ed Ruscha, American, b. Omaha, Nebraska, 1937
Medium:
Gunpowder on paper
Dimensions:
13 1/2 x 22 in. (34.3 x 55.9 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1967
Provenance:
The artist, Los Angeles, 1965-26 February 1968
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, D.C., to 26 February 1968 - 31 August 1981
[Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986]
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.4083
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Pop Art (West Coast)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Street Singers

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Artist:
Takahashi Shotei 高橋松亭 (1870 - 1945)
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 16 x 10.6 cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/16 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
after 1936
Period:
Showa era
Former owner:
Robert O. Muller (1911 - 2003)
Topic:
Showa era (1926 - 1989)
copy
shamisen
lantern
Japan
Japanese Art
Robert O. Muller collection
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.2359
Rights:
Copyright with artist
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Street Singers

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Artist:
Takahashi Shotei 高橋松亭 (1870 - 1945)
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 17.8 x 11.7 cm (7 x 4 5/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1924-1935
Period:
Taisho era
Former owner:
Robert O. Muller (1911 - 2003)
Topic:
Taisho era (1912 - 1926)
shamisen
lantern
Japan
Japanese Art
Robert O. Muller collection
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.2360
Rights:
Copyright with artist
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

"The Singer" 1904

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Creator:
Curtis, Edward S. 1868-1952
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print 006 in x 008 in
Culture:
Navajo Indians
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1904
Summary:
Portrait of Man Wearing Headband and Blanket
Cite as:
Photo Lot 24 SPC Sw Navaho BAE 26-59 02268002, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 02268002
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

The Singer

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Artist:
Emil Nolde, German, 1867 - 1956
Medium:
Printed black ink on paper
Culture:
German
Type:
figures
print
Object Name:
print
Date:
1911
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Head of man seen three-quarter view, turned toward left. Three strands of hair fall along right contour of his face. Left side of face is cast in shadow.
Credit Line:
Gift of Daniel Kelleher
Accession Number:
1950-94-6
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Blind Singer

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Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970
Medium:
screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
17 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. (44.6 x 29.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1939-1940
Topic:
Figure group
Ethnic\African-American
State of being\handicapped\blind
Performing arts\music\guitar
Performing arts\music\tambourine
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Douglas E. Younger
Object number:
1971.126
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Blind Singer

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Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970
Medium:
screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
17 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. (44.5 x 29.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1939-1940
Topic:
Figure group
Ethnic\African-American
State of being\handicapped\blind
Performing arts\music\guitar
Performing arts\music\tambourine
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Douglas E. Younger
Object number:
1971.127
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Blind Singers

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Artist:
Robert Henri, American, b. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1865–1929
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
33 1/4 X 41 1/4 IN. (84.4 X 104.6 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1912)
Provenance:
Estate of the artist
Violet Organ, New York
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, to 2 June 1959
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 2 June 1959 to 17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 17 May 1966
Exhibition History:
JESUP GALLERY, Westport Public Library, Connecticut. "Music in Art," 25 March-13 April 1963 (sponsored by the Westport Community Association).
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Variations on a Musical Theme: Selections from the Museum Collection," 22 July-5 September 1982.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "'The Eight' and the Independent Tradition in American Art," 13 January-15 May 1983, no. 4. TOUR: TERRA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Evanston, IL, retitled Early Rebels in American Art (The Eight), 1 April-8 May 1983, no. 4.
Published References:
HENRI, ROBERT. Unpublished Record Book, p. 83. Courtesy of Mrs. John C. LeClair, Glen Gardner, NJ.
JACOBS, JAY. "Collector: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," Art in America 57 (July-August 1969) ill. p. 59.
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "A Hirshhorn Art Survey: Striking and Surprising," Washington (D.C.) Evening Star (23 February 1971) sec. B ill. p. 7.
JACOBS, JAY. "Quality as Well as Quantity: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," in Lipman, Jean ed. The Collector in America (New York: Viking, 1971) ill. p. 89.
LERNER, ABRAM et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974) p. 701, ill. no. 185.
UNSIGNED. "Acquisitions of Modern Art by Museums," Supplement to the Burlington Magazine CXVI/860 (November 1974) no. 119.
Reading Literature: Orange Level (Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell & Company, 1985) ill. p. 245.
PERLMAN, BENNARD B. Robert Henri: His Life and Art (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1991) p. 150, no. 9.
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2434
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
American Realism (Ashcan School)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Fisk Jubilee Singers

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Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Sitter:
Minnie Tate, 1857? - ?
Greene Evans, 1848 - 1914
Isaac Dickerson, 1852 - 1900
Jennie Jackson, late 1850's - 1910
Maggie Porter, 1853? - 1942
Ella Sheppard Moore, 1851 - 1914
Thomas Rutling, 1854? - 1915
Benjamin Holmes, 1846? - 1875
Eliza Walker, 1856 - ?
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 5.8 x 9.2cm (2 5/16 x 3 5/8")
Mount: 6.3 x 10.6cm (2 1/2 x 4 3/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1872
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Architecture\Column
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Couch
Interior\Studio\Photography
Ella Sheppard Moore: Female
Ella Sheppard Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Ella Sheppard Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Ella Sheppard Moore: Education\Educator\Teacher\Music
Minnie Tate: Female
Minnie Tate: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Greene Evans: Male
Greene Evans: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Isaac Dickerson: Male
Isaac Dickerson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Jennie Jackson: Female
Jennie Jackson: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Maggie Porter: Female
Maggie Porter: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Thomas Rutling: Male
Thomas Rutling: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Benjamin Holmes: Male
Benjamin Holmes: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Eliza Walker: Female
Eliza Walker: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.97.175
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

[Two guitars:] Gibson ES-5, 1951, SN AS7321, 3 P-90 pickups; Gibson Es-5 Switchmaster, 1959, SN A27764, 3 PAF pickups [digital color photoprint, 2011]

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Donor:
Singer, Jonathan Dr
Physical description:
Ink on paper, matted
1 item
Type:
Digital images
Still lifes
Date:
2011
20th century
Cite as:
Jonathan Singer Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist
Topic:
Guitars
Musical instruments
Local number:
AC1243-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
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Jonathan Singer Photorprints
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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