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Apples [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Kuhn, Walt 1877-1949
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1943
Topic:
Renthal Gallery
Still Life--Fruit--Apple
Still Life--Other--Fabric
Image number:
ROS R0001445
Notes:
Photographed for: Renthal Gallery
Sotheby's New York, Sale N08773 (September 27 & 28, 2011), lot 223
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Winter Apples

Artist:
Walt Kuhn, American, b. Brooklyn, New York, 1877–1949
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
20 X 24 IN. (50.8 X 61.0 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1948
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2839
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School:
Early American Modernism
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Big Apple

Artist:
Olen Orr, American, b. Glenmora, Louisiana, 1939
Medium:
Felt-tipped pen on paper
Dimensions:
17 x 14 1/16 in. (43.2 x 35.7 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1973
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.3509
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Apple Vendor

Artist:
Barbara Stevenson, born St. Louis, MO 1912-died 2006
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
31 1/4 x 29 1/8 in. (79.3 x 74.1 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1933-1934
Topic:
Cityscape\street
Figure(s) in exterior\urban
Recreation\leisure\smoking
Figure male\full length
Architecture\industry\factory
Occupation\vendor\fruit seller
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\Missouri
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor
Object number:
1964.1.97
Description:
Barbara Stevenson painted Apple Vendor for the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP), a New Deal program created by the federal government to give financial and moral support to American artists during the Great Depression. Artists were encouraged to go out and paint "the American Scene," meaning they should record the look and feel of the country. This scene depicts an old man seated on a street corner, crate in front of him with piles of yellow and red apples for sale at "5 cents a piece." The man’s figure dominates the composition, creating a heroic and monumental presence. In the background the factory chimneys, a sign of industry and hope, strike a silhouette against the golden sky. Perhaps we can also sense optimism for the future in the inclusion of a mother and child in this scene, completing a generational timeline next to the apple vendor.
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Apple Basket

Artist:
Stanley Rembisz, born Passaic, NJ 1942
Medium:
white oak
Dimensions:
14 5/8 x 13 1/8 in. (37.2 x 33.4 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Crafts
Date:
1996
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Martha G. Ware and Steven R. Cole
Object number:
2011.47.58
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Still Life--Apples and Bottle

Artist:
William Henry Holmes, born Cadiz, OH 1846-died Royal Oak, MI 1933
Medium:
watercolor
Dimensions:
6 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. (17.1 x 13.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Still life\fruit\apple
Still life\other\container
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. William Henry Holmes
Object number:
1930.12.69
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Apple Slicer

Maker:
Ludwig
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/2 in x 6 in x 3 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 15.24 cm x 9.8425 cm
Object Name:
apple slicer
Subject:
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Food
Food Culture
Credit Line:
Ruth McCully
ID Number:
2012.0059.03
Catalog number:
2012.0059.03
Accession number:
2012.0059
Description:
On their farm commune in upstate New York in the early 1970s, Ruth, her husband Steve and their fellow communards had to learn to use many new tools as they applied methods of food production, preparation, and preservation learned from alternative sources such as Mother Earth News, their food co-op’s cookbook, and their farming neighbors in the area. They would often buy their tools at second hand shops, farm sales, and yard sales in the area. The Mason jars, canning funnels (used to fill the Mason jars with food to be preserved (by canning), apple slicers, and books, such as Stalking the Wild Asparagus, were all tools new, but necessary to the new farmers and foragers of the 1970s and thereafter.
“Coming out of the 1960s, we were concerned about the war, where the country was going. . . [By] going to the farm, we would be accountable and have responsibility for our lives, for the way that we lived. .. . We had the Whole Earth Catalog, Mother Earth News. Reduce, reuse, recycle. We learned from the farm community. . . Be self-sufficient, live off the land. . . My whole life [on the commune] revolved around food. . . . We had a three-acre garden. . . canning and freezing. . .600 quarts of tomatoes , three 20 ft. freezers full [of] corn, broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, carrots“. . . . . . . “The Co-op opened a whole new world for us, things we’d never seen before. . . sprouts, mung beans. We used their cookbook. . .” —Ruth, a 1970s farm commune member, interview, 2011.
During the 1960s and 1970s, as waves of cultural and political change swept through American society, food became a tool of resistance, consciousness-raising, and self-expression. Embracing the motto “You are what you eat,” hippies, feminists, religious seekers, ethnic nationalists, and antiwar and civil rights activists rejected mass-marketed, mass-produced food, which they termed “slave” food, “corporate” food, and “white-bread,” as symbols of the establishment they rallied against. They questioned how the food Americans ate was produced, prepared, and consumed and advocated new models of food production and new diets. A major part of these movements were served, in the 1970s and forward, by the “back-to-the-landers,” those who left their mostly middle class or privileged lives to live “off the grid,” to feed themselves, to farm, to cook, to forage, to raise animals, to live self-sufficiently.
Location:
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FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
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Picking Apples

Artist:
Edgar Degas, French, b. Paris, 1834–1917
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
17 7/8 X 19 X 2 3/4 IN. (45.2 X 48.1 X 6.9 CM.)
Type:
Sculpture/relief
Date:
(c. 1881)/(cast c. 1919-1932)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1293
Provenance:
[E. Bachmann, New York]
Harold Diamond, New York, to 22 October 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 22 October 1958-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Exhibition History:
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 28, p. 18 (not on tour).
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 103, p. 212.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 84.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Relief Sculpture: Selections from the Museum's Collection," 26 January-13 April 1986, no. 7, checklist.
MUSEUM OF NEW MEXICO, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, SANTA FE. "Explorations in Bronze: Degas and Contemporary New Mexico Sculptors" 10 June 2005 - 18 September 2005.
Published References:
REWALD, JOHN. Degas: Works in Sculpture, A Complete Catalogue (New York: Pantheon, 1944), no. 1, p. 19, ill. p. 33. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
REWALD, JOHN. Degas Sculpture: The Complete Works (New York: Abrams, 1956), no. 1, p. 141, fig. 1. (Illustration may not be HMSG's cast.)
UNSIGNED. Detroit News (3 May 1959), p. 25.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), pp. 68, 680, ill. 84.
RICHARD, PAUL. "A Matter of Great Relief," Washington Post (3 February 1986), Style, p. B4.
REWALD, JOHN. Degas's complete sculpture (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1990) no. 1, pp. 44-45.
PINGEOT, ANNE. Degas Scuptures (Paris: Reunion des Musees Nationaux, 1991), no. 72, p. 187.
CAMPBELL, SARA. "A catalogue of Degas' bronzes," Apollo 142/402 (August 1995), no. 37, E, p. 29.
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Apple Blossoms, Norheimsund, Hardanger

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970
Medium:
oil on burlap
Dimensions:
33 1/8 x 39 1/8 in. (84.2 x 99.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1938
Topic:
Landscape\mountain
Landscape\lake
Landscape\tree\apple tree
Landscape\Norway\Norheimsund, Hardanger
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.908
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Apple Trees in Blossom

Artist:
William B. Post, born New York City 1857-died Fryeburg, ME 1925
Medium:
platinum print
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 7 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. (19.1 x 23.8 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1897
Topic:
Landscape\orchard\apple orchard
Architecture Exterior\detail\fence
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1994.91.148
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Untitled (Branches of Apple Tree)

Artist:
George Elbert Burr, born Monroe Falls, OH 1859-died Phoenix, AZ 1939
Medium:
pencil on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. (36.5 x 27.5 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1889
Topic:
Landscape\tree\apple tree
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Carolann Smurthwaite in memory of her mother, Caroline Atherton Connell Smurthwaite
Object number:
1983.83.34
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Still Life with Vase and Apples

Artist:
George Seeley, born Stockbridge, MA 1880-died Stockbridge, MA 1955
Medium:
gum print on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 15 x 19 3/4 in. (38.1 x 50.2 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1916
Topic:
Still life\other\vase
Still life\fruit\apple
Still life\other\dish
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1994.91.170
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Candied Apples, from the book Delights

Artist:
Wayne Thiebaud, born Mesa, AZ 1920
Publisher:
Crown Point Press
Printer:
Kathan Brown, born New York City 1935
Lawton Kennedy, born 1900-died Berkeley, CA 1980
Fabricator:
Schuberth, n.d.
Medium:
etching on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 in. (12.5 x 12.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1964/published 1965
Topic:
Still life\fruit\apple
Still life\foodstuff\candy
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Frank Lobdell, San Francisco
Object number:
1992.43.12
Copyright Credit Line:
(c) 1965, Wayne Thiebaud
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Oregon Apples [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Christmas Basket [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Hassam, Childe 1859-1935
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Still Life--Fruit--Apple
Image number:
JUL J0027192
Notes:
Negative marked: "15 / The Christmas Basket"
Pousette-Darte, Nathaniel, "Childe Hassam," New York: Frederick A. Stokes & Company, 1922, n.p
International Studio 57 (January 1916), pg. 85
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Apple II Microcomputer, "Black Apple"

Maker:
Bell & Howell
Apple Computer
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 cm x 37.3 cm x 47 cm; 4 5/16 in x 14 11/16 in x 18 1/2 in
Object Name:
microcomputer
Place Made:
United States: California, Cupertino
Date made:
1980s
Subject:
Computers & Business Machines
Credit Line:
Gift of Don and Mary Baugh
ID Number:
2002.0153.01
Accession number:
2002.0153
Catalog number:
2002.0153.01
Description:
This Black Apple, model number A2S1048B, was a version of the Apple II Plus made by Apple Computer, Inc. and sold only to educational institutions by Bell & Howell, at that time a company specializing in audiovisual equipment. It earned the nicknames "Black Apple" and "Darth Vader" because its case was black instead of the usual beige color of the Apple II Plus. To make the computer more versatile, Bell & Howell added audio and video slots onto the Apple II Plus and also made it UL-compliant. By allowing Bell & Howell to sell their modified product, Apple was able to succeed in the educational market.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Apples [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Gris, Juan 1887-1927
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1924
Topic:
Hahn
Still Life--Fruit--Apple
Still Life--Other--Dish
Still Life--Other--Flatware
Still Life--Written Matter--Newspaper
Image number:
ROS R0000727
Notes:
Photographed for: Hahn
Kahnweiler, Daniel-Henry, "Juan Gris: His Life and Work," New York: Curt Valentine, 1947, no. 83
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Apple Crate Label

Referenced business:
George F. Joseph Co.
Physical Description:
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements:
crate label: 8 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in; 22.225 cm x 27.305 cm
Object Name:
crate label
Place Made:
United States: Washington, Yakima
Subject:
Agriculture
Food
Crate Labels
Credit Line:
L.E. Leininger
ID Number:
1979.0441.139
Accession number:
1979.0441
Catalog number:
1979.0441.139
Description (Brief):
Labels are an important marketing device. They often go beyond merely identifying contents and are designed to help establish brand distinction and generate customer loyalty for a largely interchangeable product.
This My Treat brand apple crate label was used by George F. Joseph of Yakima, Washington during the early 20th century. The lithographed label has an image of two red apples and a golden apple all still on a branch. The label calls the apples “Your Tasty Treat to Health.” Apple advertising would often focus on the health benefits of apples, (an apple a day keeps the doctor away!) a strategy that is seen on this label.
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Currently not on view
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Crate Labels
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Apple Crate Label

Referenced business:
Standard Fruits, Inc.
Physical Description:
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements:
crate label: 8 3/4 in x 10 1/8 in; 22.225 cm x 25.7175 cm
Object Name:
crate label
Place Made:
United States: Washington, Wenatchee
Subject:
Agriculture
Food
Crate Labels
Credit Line:
L.E. Leininger
ID Number:
1979.0441.073
Accession number:
1979.0441
Catalog number:
1979.0441.073
Description (Brief):
Labels are an important marketing device. They often go beyond merely identifying contents and are designed to help establish brand distinction and generate customer loyalty for a largely interchangeable product.
This Headline brand apple crate label was used by Standard Fruits Inc. of Wenatchee, Washington during the early 20th century. The label has a dark background, with an inset illustration of a young boy cupping his hand over his mouth and shouting, and various newspapers with headlines that read “All About Northwest Apples,” “Northwest Apples are Here!” and “Apple for Health!” The Northwest apple growing region would often advertise their apples by touting their health benefits, especially for young children.
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Currently not on view
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Crate Labels
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Apple Crate Label

Referenced business:
Mann Fruit Company
Physical Description:
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements:
crate label: 11 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 29.21 cm
Object Name:
crate label
Place Made:
United States: Washington, Wenatchee
Subject:
Agriculture
Food
Crate Labels
Credit Line:
L.E. Leininger
ID Number:
1979.0441.078
Accession number:
1979.0441
Catalog number:
1979.0441.078
Description (Brief):
Labels are an important marketing device. They often go beyond merely identifying contents and are designed to help establish brand distinction and generate customer loyalty for a largely interchangeable product.
This Electric brand apple crate label was used by the Mann Fruit Company of Wenatchee, Washington during the early 20th century. The lithographed label was produced by the Spokane Lithograph Company of Spokane, Washington. The label has a dark blue background with lightning bolt from a cloudy dark sky striking diagonally across the label behind a large red apple. The label notes that the apples are “Wenatchee District Apples,” a region that claims to be the “Apple Capital of the World” due to the volume of its apple production.
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Crate Labels
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Apple Crate Label

Referenced business:
H. S. Denison & Co.
Physical Description:
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements:
crate label: 8 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in; 22.5425 cm x 26.3525 cm
Object Name:
crate label
Place Made:
United States: Washington, Wenatchee
Subject:
Agriculture
Food
Crate Labels
Credit Line:
L.E. Leininger
ID Number:
1979.0441.131
Accession number:
1979.0441
Catalog number:
1979.0441.131
Description (Brief):
Labels are an important marketing device. They often go beyond merely identifying contents and are designed to help establish brand distinction and generate customer loyalty for a largely interchangeable product.
This Apple Lane brand apple crate label was used by H. S. Denison and Company of Wenatchee, Washington during the early 20th century. The label was lithographed by Crocker-Union of San Francisco, California. The label has a blue background, and a thick orange stripe going from the bottom left to top right, with an image of a red apple and a gold apple and several leaves in the upper left. These apples are from Wenatchee, a region well-known for its apple production.
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Crate Labels
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