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Pumpkin Papers from Whittaker Chambers

Richard Nixon
Artist:
George Tames, 1919 - 1994
Sitter:
Richard Milhous Nixon, 9 Jan 1913 - 22 Apr 1994
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 9.6 x 12cm (3 3/4 x 4 3/4")
Sheet: 12.7 x 20.2cm (5 x 7 15/16")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6cm (18 x 14")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1948
Exhibition Label:
On August 3, 1948, Time magazine editor Whittaker Chambers testified before the House Un American Activities Committee (HUAC) that he and Alger Hiss, formerly a high level State Department official, had been Communist agents. Hiss denied that he even knew the editor until Chambers supplied a young California congressman and HUAC member-Richard Nixon-with extensive details about Hiss. Chambers also revealed that Hiss had given him classified State Department documents, microfilmed copies of which were hidden in hollowed-out pumpkins on Chambers's Maryland farm. Hiss was tried for perjury (the statute of limitations had expired for treason) and, after one hung jury, was retried and convicted. Hiss maintained his innocence. The case retains a central role in debates about the extent of Communist activity in the U.S. in the 1940s and 1950s.
Topic:
Interior
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Printed Material\Document
Printed Material\Newspaper
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk
Equipment\Camera\Tripod
Richard Milhous Nixon: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Literature\Writer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Richard Milhous Nixon: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\President of US
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Senator\California
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Congressman\California
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Frances O. Tames
Object number:
S/NPG.94.166
Rights:
© The New York Times/George Tames
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National Portrait Gallery

Pumpkin Vine and Horse Fly

Artist:
Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾北斎 (1760 - 1849)
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 35 × 54.4 cm (13 3/4 × 21 7/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Japan
Date:
ca. 1825-1833
Period:
Edo period
Former owner:
C.L. Freer source: Edward S. Hull Jr.
Provenance:
To 1898
Edward S. Hull Jr., New York, to 1898 [1]
From 1898 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Edward S. Hull Jr. in 1898 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Kakemono List, L. 171, pg. 38, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Edward S. Hull Jr. was Ernest Francisco Fenollosa’s (1853-1908) lawyer. Hull often acted as an agent, facilitating purchases of objects consigned to him by Fenollosa, as well as purchases of objects consigned to him by Fenollosa's
well-known associate, Bunshichi Kobayashi (see correspondence, Hull to Freer, 1898-1900, as well as invoices from E.S. Hull Jr., 1898-1900, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives). See also, Ingrid Larsen, "'Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures': Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum," Ars Orientalis vol. 40 (2011), pgs. 15 and 34. See further, Thomas Lawton and Linda Merrill, Freer: A Legacy of Art, (Washington, D.C. and New York: Freer Gallery of Art and H. N. Abrams, 1993), pgs. 133-134.
[2] See note 1.
[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Topic:
fly
flower
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
Japan
ukiyo-e
Japanese Art
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1898.111
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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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

Pumpkins Among the Corn, from Scribner's Monthly, An Illustrated Magazine for the People, August 1878

Artist:
Winslow Homer, born Boston, MA 1836-died Prout's Neck, ME 1910
Medium:
wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
image: 3 5/8 x 5 in. (9.2 x 12.7 cm) sheet: 9 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. (24.6 x 17.0 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1878
Topic:
Occupation\farm\harvesting
Landscape\farm
Figure male\full length
Landscape\plant\corn
Landscape\plant\pumpkin
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Ray Austrian Collection, gift of Beatrice L. Austrian, Caryl A. Austrian and James A. Austrian
Object number:
1996.63.219
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tea caddy in the shape of a pumpkin (body of a Kochi-style incense container)

Artist:
Eiraku Hozen 永楽保全 (1795-1854)
Medium:
Stoneware with clear glaze and lead-silicate glaze; ivory lid
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 2.7 x 5.7 cm (1 1/16 x 2 1/4 in)
Style:
Kyoto ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
Date:
second quarter of 19th century
Period:
Edo period
Former owner:
C.L. Freer source: Bunkyo Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940)
Provenance:
To 1899
Bunkyo Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1899 [1]
From 1899 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkyo Matsuki in 1899 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 716, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] See note 1.
[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Topic:
Kyoto ware
Edo period (1615 - 1868)
tea
Japan
stoneware
Japanese Art
pumpkin
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1899.88a-b
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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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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Design for Printed Textile-Pumpkin Seeds, Series #715

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993
Office of:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA, 1923–1960
Medium:
Photomechanical reproduction, blueprint on white wove paper, graphite
Culture:
American
Type:
textile designs
Mimeograph
Object Name:
Mimeograph
Made in:
USA
Date:
1959
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Object is a mimeograph of original drawing for the Design "Pumpkin Seeds" with a blueprint of the design stapled to it
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-290
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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Advertisement Design for ShurEdge Knives: Pumpkin beside "Sheaf" of Knives

Designer:
Paul Rand, American, 1914–1996
Medium:
Black, gray crayon, graphite on cream tracing paper
Culture:
American
Type:
graphic design
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
20th century
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Top center, five knives gathered, like a sheaf of wheat, on grass beside a carved pumpkin (lower right). Caption flanks the knives in the image: carving tonight... on you own home grounds. Below, lower right: ShurEdge logo (name linked across pointed silver triangle). Below image, next to the logo: set of pale grey parallel lines (7 pairs) indicating the space for the text.
Credit Line:
Gift of James Howard Fraser
Accession Number:
2000-68-2
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design for Printed Textile-Pumpkin Seeds, Series #715

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993
Office of:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA, 1923–1960
Medium:
Graphite on white tracing paper
Culture:
American
Type:
textile designs
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1959
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Grid pattern of three rows of alternating oval shapes
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-289
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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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Computer, Offset Bombing, "Pumpkin" Bomb, B-29, 509th Composite Group

Materials:
Aluminum, card stock, plastic
Dimensions:
3-D: 39.4 x 9.8 x 0.6cm (15 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 1/4 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Computers, General Purpose
Credit Line:
Donated by Alex E. S. Green
Inventory Number:
A20020016000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum

Jack-o-lantern [photoprint]

Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company
Physical description:
1 photoprint: b&w ; 3 x 5 in
Type:
Projected media
Date:
1906
11/13/1906
Notes:
Studio.
Topic:
Pumpkin
Halloween
Local number:
MCF001268
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

Child with Jack-o-lantern [photoprint]

Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company
Physical description:
1 photoprint: b&w ; 3 x 5 in
Type:
Projected media
Date:
1906
11/13/1906
Topic:
Pumpkin
Halloween
Children
Local number:
MCF001265
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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Child with Jack-o-lantern [photoprint]

Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company
Physical description:
1 photoprint: b&w ; 3 x 5 in
Type:
Projected media
Date:
1906
11/01/1906
Topic:
Pumpkin
Halloween
Children
Local number:
MCF001266
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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Child with Jack-o-lantern [photoprint]

Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company
Physical description:
1 photoprint: b&w ; 3 x 5 in
Type:
Projected media
Date:
1906
11/13/1906
Topic:
Pumpkin
Halloween
Children
Local number:
MCF001267
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

Jack-o-lantern [photoprint]

Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company
Physical description:
1 photoprint: b&w ; 3 x 5 in
Type:
Projected media
Date:
1912
11/04/1912
Notes:
Studio.
Topic:
Halloween
Pumpkin
Corn
Local number:
MCF001269
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

Cucurbita sp.

Preparation:
Photograph
Place:
United States, North Carolina, Raleigh, Springmoor
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
1 Jun 2013
Common name:
gourd
Hue arahi
Hue ta'o
Pumpkin
luba' guitu
calabaza
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Violales Cucurbitaceae
Published Name:
Cucurbita sp.
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Non-specimen graphic
Plant Image Collection
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.

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Cucurbita sp.

Preparation:
Photograph
Place:
Jamaica
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
1 Jun 2013
Common name:
gourd
Hue arahi
Hue ta'o
Pumpkin
luba' guitu
calabaza
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Violales Cucurbitaceae
Published Name:
Cucurbita sp.
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Non-specimen graphic
Plant Image Collection
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.

Cucurbita sp.

Preparation:
Photograph
Place:
United States
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
1 Jun 2013
Common name:
gourd
Hue arahi
Hue ta'o
Pumpkin
luba' guitu
calabaza
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Violales Cucurbitaceae
Published Name:
Cucurbita sp.
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Non-specimen graphic
Plant Image Collection
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.

Cucurbita sp.

Preparation:
Photograph
Place:
Kampong, Florida
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
1 Jun 2013
Common name:
gourd
Hue arahi
Hue ta'o
Pumpkin
luba' guitu
calabaza
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Violales Cucurbitaceae
Published Name:
Cucurbita sp.
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Non-specimen graphic
Plant Image Collection
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.

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Cucurbita sp.

Preparation:
Photograph
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
1 Jun 2013
Common name:
gourd
Hue arahi
Hue ta'o
Pumpkin
luba' guitu
calabaza
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Violales Cucurbitaceae
Published Name:
Cucurbita sp.
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Non-specimen graphic
Plant Image Collection
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.

Cucurbita sp.

Preparation:
Photograph
Place:
Switzerland
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
1 Jun 2013
Common name:
gourd
Hue arahi
Hue ta'o
Pumpkin
luba' guitu
calabaza
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Violales Cucurbitaceae
Published Name:
Cucurbita sp.
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Non-specimen graphic
Plant Image Collection
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.

Untitled

Artist:
Dorothy Kent, born Pittsburgh, PA 1892-died 1978
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Topic:
Landscape
Landscape\mountain
Architecture\vehicle\carriage
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house
Object\vegetable\pumpkin
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George C. Miller and Son, Inc.
Object number:
1976.91.1
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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