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Weeping Crab Apple, Bernheim, Kentucky

Artist:
Dick Arentz, born Detroit, MI 1935
Medium:
platinum palladium print
Dimensions:
image: 11 3/8 x 19 5/8 in. (28.9 x 49.9 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1988
Topic:
Landscape\river
Landscape\weather\sun
Landscape\Kentucky\Bernheim
Landscape\tree\crab apple tree
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation
Object number:
1989.97.3
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1988, Dick Arentz
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Striped Tablecloth with Two Apples

Artist:
Leigh Palmer, born Westerly, RI 1943
Medium:
oil on linen
Dimensions:
36 1/8 x 50 in. (91.8 x 127.1 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1983
Topic:
Landscape\phenomenon\light
Object\fruit\apple
Object\furniture\chest
Object\other\linens
Architecture Interior\domestic\dining room
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation
Object number:
1986.6.69
Description:
In this interior view the play of light enlivens the image, transforming an everyday still life into something much more animated. The bright reds and greens of the fruit appear to echo throughout the painting, from the richly mottled floor and wall to the wooden chair, glowing in the sunlight. Leigh Palmer painted the two apples in such detail that they appear three-dimensional, as if we can reach forward and take one from the sun-soaked table.
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Apple PowerBook 540c

Designer:
Daniele de Iuliis, American, b. 1961
Lawrence Lam, American, b. 1960
Manufacturer:
Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, California, USA, founded 1976
Medium:
Polycarbonate, plastic
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
Laptop computer
Object Name:
Laptop computer
Manufactured in:
Cupertino, California, USA
Date:
1994
Credit Line:
Gift of Apple Computer, Inc.
Accession Number:
1996-24-1
Rights:
© Apple Computer, Inc. 1994
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
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Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Archimedes, the Divisible Apple

Maker:
Loebelenz, Rudolf
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6.3 cm x 21.4 cm x 21.4 cm; 2 1/2 in x 8 7/16 in x 8 7/16 in
Object Name:
geometric models, set of
Place made:
Deutschland: Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Learning Arithmetic
Education
Science & Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Mathematics
ID Number:
2007.0027.01
Catalog number:
2007.0027.01
Accession number:
2007.0027
Description:
From the early 1800s, teachers advocated the use of devices to teach arithmetic, proposing objects such as the blackboard and the teaching abacus. To illustrate the meaning of fractions, some brought an apple to class and cut it up. By the 1920s, some made special beads for the teaching abacus, divided to represent fractions. Hugo Jung of Stuttgart, Germany, developed an improved version of this apparatus. His “apples” were to have a hollow metal core, attached to a flange that allowed various fractions to be removed (halves, thirds, etc.). The core would then slide on the rods of a numeral frame. In this form of his apples, the core is solid, and individual apples are used to teach students about specific fractions.
The set consists of nine varnished wooden balls, sliced into segments representing fractions. A metal flange at the base of each apple holds both a central cylindrical core that runs through it and metal pins that hold the various slices in place. The first of the nine “apples” is divided into two halves, the second into three thirds, and the third into one half and two fourths. The fourth apple is divided into five fifths, the fifth into one half and three sixths, and the sixth into seven sevenths. The seventh is divided into one half, one fourth, and two eighths. The eighth apple has two thirds and three ninths and the last has one half, two fifths, and one tenth.
The balls fit into a square cardboard box that is divided into nine compartments. A label glued to the inside of the box reads: “ARCHIMEDES” (/) the divisible apple to learn the calculation of fractions.; Made in Germany; Protected by patent in all civilised countries [/] D.R.P. No. 489 439; Sole manufacturer: Rudolf Loebelenz, Stuttgart.
References:
Hugo Jung, D.R.P. 489,439, July 23, 1930.
Hugo Jung, British Patent 343,323, February 24, 1930.
Hugo Jung, Swiss Patent 145,722, May 16, 1931.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Learning Arithmetic
Arithmetic Teaching
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Boy With An Apple

Artist:
Philip Evergood, American, b. New York City, 1901–1973
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
17 13/16 X 11 7/16 IN. (45.3 X 29.0 CM.)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1937
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1861
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Swing Handle Apple Basket

Artist:
Stephen Zeh, born New Kensington, PA 1952
Medium:
black ash and brass
Dimensions:
19 x 16 5/8 in. diam. (48.2 x 42.1 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Crafts
Date:
2001
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Martha G. Ware and Steven R. Cole
Object number:
2011.47.77
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2001, Stephen Zeh
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Unidentified Garden [glass negative]: a sprig of Malus spectabilis, also called Asiatic apple, Chinese crab, or Chinese flowering apple

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren 1880-1966
Physical description:
1 glass negative: b&w ; 5 x 7 in
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1905
1905 Oct
Topic:
Trees
Fruit trees
Apples
Crabapples
Local number:
SRS001275
Notes:
The image was taken on October 15.
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
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Apple "Classic" Macintosh Personal Computer

Maker:
Apple Computer
Physical Description:
manufactured (overall production method/technique)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 16 in x 20 in; 34.29 cm x 40.64 cm x 50.8 cm
Object Name:
microcomputer
Place Made:
United States: California, Cupertino
Date made:
1984
Subject:
Family & Social Life
Work
Computers & Business Machines
Macintosh
Credit Line:
Apple Computer
ID Number:
1985.0118.01
Catalog number:
1985.0118.01
Accession number:
1985.0118
Description:
The Apple Macintosh introduced a graphic user interface (GUI) to the Apple line of computers. The idea had originated at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center in the 1970s, but Xerox was slow to commercialize it. Apple proved far more successful when it introduced the Macintosh in January 1984, with a splashy television advertisement during the Superbowl. The original price was around $2,500.
Instead of typing out names of programs on command lines, users with a GUI could click "icons," or pictures that represented the programs they wanted to run. They could also execute functions like saving, moving, or deleting files by clicking and dragging the icons around the screen with a pointing device called a mouse. Apple's version of the mouse had a single button, which became an Apple standard. The first Macintosh had only 128K RAM, and users quickly found this insufficient. The Macintosh 512 KB, nicknamed "Fat Mac," was introduced in September 1984. It gave users four times as much memory, and allowed them to keep several major programs open simultaneously. The vertical processor case and 9" monochrome screen were distinguishing features of all the early Macintosh line.
The Macintosh 512 KB contained a Motorola 68000 microprocessor which ran at 8 MHz. It contained 512 KB of RAM and 64 KB of ROM and initially had a 400 KB Floppy disk drive. Applications included MacWrite, a word processor, and MacPaint, a drawing program that turned the mouse into a paintbrush. Shortly after the 512 KB appeared, Apple also introduced a LaserWriter printer, which enabled desktop publishing for individuals and small businesses. Over time, Apple computers would appeal most strongly to artists and designers, while the IBM/DOS line of computers sold better in business markets.
After selling hundreds of thousands of units, Apple discontinued the "Mac Classic" line of computers in April 1986.
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Exhibition:
Places of Invention
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Apple Newton MessagePad Model H1000

Maker:
Apple Computer, Inc.
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18.2 cm x 11.4 cm x 2.4 cm; 7 5/32 in x 4 1/2 in x 15/16 in
Object Name:
portable computer, personal digital assistant
Place made:
Japan
Date made:
1993
Subject:
Computers & Business Machines
American Enterprise
Credit Line:
Gift of James F. Young
ID Number:
1999.0290.01
Accession number:
1999.0290
Catalog number:
1999.0290.01
Description:
Apple released the Newton MessagePad Model H1000 in 1993 as one of the first personal digital assistant (PDA) devices. The device sported a 20 megahertz ARM 610 processor with 630 kilobytes of RAM and was powered by four AAA batteries. The MessagePad was designed to store contacts, notes, and calendars, and to provide word processing and rudimentary Internet browsing. The MessagePad’s most revolutionary feature was that it accepted handwriting input via a pen stylus. The novelty of handwriting recognition soon became notorious due its buggy translations, lampooned in popular culture, most notably in a week of Doonesbury comic strips.
References:
Apple, Inc., Newton Apple MessagePad Handbook, 1995.
Kevin Strehlo, “Apple’s MessagePad is an Expensive Gadget at Best,” Info World, August 30, 1993, 1 & 104.
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American Enterprise
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Fruit in Basket (Still Life, Apples)

Artist:
Jack Siegel, Canadian, b. 1911
Medium:
Oil on linen
Dimensions:
18 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. (46.2 x 51.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1957
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4583
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Green Apples, White Cloth, and Basket

Artist:
Walt Kuhn, American, b. Brooklyn, New York, 1877–1949
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 1/8 X 30 1/8 IN. (63.8 X 76.4 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1935
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2838
Exhibition History:
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, Waltham, Massachusetts. "Three Collections," 1-17 June 1955, no. 23.
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School:
Early American Modernism
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Still Life with Apples and Pitcher

Artist:
Walt Kuhn, American, b. Brooklyn, New York, 1877–1949
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 3/8 X 30 1/8 IN. (64.4 X 76.5 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2841
Provenance:
Jh Purchased From Milch, Inc., E. & A., New York 1962
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School:
Early American Modernism
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Allyn Cox with a basket of apples

Subject:
Cox, Allyn
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1940
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4149
Summary:
Date from handwritten note on verso in red pencil: Allyn, 1940.
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Archives of American Art
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Album of Flowers and Portrait of Shitao: Flowering Crab Apple

Artist:
Shitao, 1642-1707
Seal of:
Zhang Daqian (Chang Dai-chien), China, 1899-1983
Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 25.6 x 34.5 cm (10 1/16 x 13 9/16 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, China
Date:
ca. 1698
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
flower
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)
China
Chinese Art
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.207.1
Rights:
Copyright with museum
Provenance:
To?
Zhang Daqian (1899-1983). [1]
To 1987
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), New York. [2]
From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler, New York. [3]
Notes:
[1] See object record.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See note 1.
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1854 - 1858 Ward- Harrison "Love Apple" Appliqued Quilt

Maker:
Harrison, Louise
Ward, Louise
Physical Description:
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 78 in x 78 in; 198 cm x 198 cm
Object Name:
quilt
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1854-1858
Subject:
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilting
Quilts
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Carrie Harrison
ID Number:
TE*T04215
Accession number:
61242
Catalog number:
T04215
Description:
When this quilt was donated in 1917 it was accompanied by a note: “Quilt pieced by Louise Ward 1854 and quilted by Louise Harrison 1858.” Little further information was given, but they may have been relatives of the donor who was from Iowa.
Red, green, and orange cottons were effectively used to make this mid-19th century quilt. The appliquéd “Love Apple” pattern is framed by a 7-inch border appliquéd with toothed swags and tassels. Outline quilting was used for the flowers, accented by concentric arcs and diagonal lines on the background and quilted at 9 stitches per inch. It is bound with a straight strip of cotton.
The Report on the Progress and Condition of the United States National Museum for the Year Ending June 30, 1917 recorded the quilt as a gift from Dr. Carrie Harrison. “Illustrating household industry in the textile arts . . . a cotton appliqué quilt, pieced and quilted by a relative before 1859 . . . . At different times, she also donated several other items of interest to the textile collection.
Dr. Carrie Harrison, a native of Iowa, was the first curator at the National Herbarium. In that role she traveled internationally in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. According to A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada 1914-1915 “[Carrie] At 16 taught a country school; at 17-18 managed a farm; later became interested in botany and with a book, dog and horse as companions made several prize collections of Iowa plants. At the time of the Boxer uprising in China [she] was the means of getting a cablegram through to the American Legation in Peking, which probably saved all the foreign embassies in China. This was called by Andrew D. White the finest piece of diplomacy in 1900.”
A woman of many accomplishments, she was known as a suffragette and botanist who coined the 4-H motto “To Make the Best Better.” The “Love Apple” Quilt is an apt donation by a botanist to enrich a textile collection.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Opuntia dillei Griffiths

Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.
Collector:
David Griffiths
Type Status:
Holotype
Collection Date:
3 Aug 1908
Common name:
cactus apple
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Plantae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Caryophyllales Caryophyllales Cactaceae Cactaceae Cactaceae
Published Name:
Opuntia dillei Griffiths
Opuntia phaeacantha var. discata (Griffiths) L.D. Benson & Walk.
Opuntia engelmannii Salm-Dyck ex Engelm. var. engelmannii
Other Numbers:
fiche number : 0582/A12
Barcode:
00028467
USNM Number:
2576309
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
10 Oct 2014
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Flowering plants and ferns
Type Register
Botany
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
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Opuntia dillei Griffiths

Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.
Collector:
David Griffiths
Type Status:
Holotype
Collection Date:
3 Aug 1908
Common name:
cactus apple
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Plantae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Caryophyllales Caryophyllales Cactaceae Cactaceae Cactaceae
Published Name:
Opuntia dillei Griffiths
Opuntia phaeacantha var. discata (Griffiths) L.D. Benson & Walk.
Opuntia engelmannii Salm-Dyck ex Engelm. var. engelmannii
Other Numbers:
fiche number : 0582/B01
Barcode:
00028468
USNM Number:
2576308
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
10 Oct 2014
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Opuntia recurvospina Griffiths

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.
Collector:
David Griffiths
Type Status:
Type collection
Collection Date:
1911
Common name:
cactus apple
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Plantae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Caryophyllales Caryophyllales Cactaceae Cactaceae Cactaceae
Published Name:
Opuntia recurvospina Griffiths
Opuntia engelmannii Salm-Dyck ex Engelm. var. engelmannii
Opuntia macrorhiza Engelm. var. macrorhiza
Barcode:
00176201
USNM Number:
3053707
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Specimen without original labeling. Protologue, "The type was collected near Pantano, Arizona, in September, 1911, under my inventory number 10,456."
Record Last Modified:
6 Feb 2015
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Opuntia recurvospina Griffiths

Collector:
David Griffiths
Preparation:
watercolor over photograph
Common name:
cactus apple
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Plantae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Caryophyllales Caryophyllales Cactaceae Cactaceae Cactaceae
Published Name:
Opuntia recurvospina Griffiths
Opuntia engelmannii Salm-Dyck ex Engelm. var. engelmannii
Opuntia macrorhiza Engelm. var. macrorhiza
Other Numbers:
Botanical Art Plate Link : 4664
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Not known to be published
Griffiths, David
Negative number listed is 2150. Glass negatives are stored at Smithsonian Institution Archives as of 1988.
Opuntia recurvospina (Cactaceae). - Type; Collection: Griffiths 10456 DG (Holotype US), U.S.A., Arizona; pad with fruit. - Jul 1 1916.
Record Last Modified:
11 Feb 2015
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Folio from Aja'ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini; recto: Apple Tree (Tuffah), Cone-Bearing Fir (Tannub); verso: Mulberry Tree (Tut), Fig Tree

Author:
Muhammad al-Qazvini, ca. 1203-1283
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.7 x 22.4 cm (12 7/8 x 8 13/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iraq or Eastern Turkey
Date:
early 15th century
Topic:
naskh script
Turkey
Iraq
apple tree
fig tree
mulberry tree
Wonders of Creation
Arts of the Islamic World
Credit Line:
Purchase
Accession Number:
F1954.74
Rights:
Copyright with museum
Provenance:
To 1945
Professor Friedrich Sarre (1865-1945). [1]
To 1954
Mme. Maria Louise Sarre, Ascona, Switzerland. [2]
From 1954
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Paul Kempner, New York on behalf of Mme. Maria Louise Sarre, Ascona, Switzerland. [3]
Notes:
[1] Object file F1954.33-114, undated folder sheet note 2. “The manuscript was originally acquired by Prof. Friedrich Sarre in Algiers”.
[2] Object file F1954.33-114, undated folder sheet note 1. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
[3] See note 2. See also invoice dated July 22, 1954 and correspondences between Dr. Paul Kempner and the Freer Gallery, dated July 21, 1954; copies in object file.
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