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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
William Grant Still, American, 1895 - 1978  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 5 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (14 × 8.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 5 1/16 × 3 1/16 in. (12.9 × 7.8 cm)
Type:
greeting cards
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1937
Description:
A holiday card sent from William Grant Still to Mr. Frank H. Bolner[?].
An off white piece of paper mounted on similar color card stock, with a purple square piece of paper mounted on the right side. The purple square has a geometric border design in black and features a staff with musical notes above [LENOX AVENUE AND I / WISH YOU / A HAPPY NEW YEAR] printed in black. Beneath the purple square is a printed illustration of gradient golden brown holly leaves and berries along with two perpendicular ribbon stripes printed in gold. In the bottom right corner, handwritten in black ink is [To Mr. Frank H. Bolner, / with sincere wishes / William Grant Still / Dec 28, 1937 / Los Angeles, Cal.]. The back of the card is blank.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Holidays and festivals  Search this
Music  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Orchestral (Music)  Search this
Religious rituals and ceremonies  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.38.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Harlem Renaissance (New Negro Movement)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50337c75a-1c4b-4657-99f0-14993f91a6b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.38.3