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Created by:
Julian Abele Cook Sr., American, 1904 - 1986  Search this
Subject of:
Howard University, American, founded 1867  Search this
ink on paper with glass and wood
H x W (drawing): 6 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (16.5 × 24.2 cm)
H x W x D (frame): 17 5/16 × 17 1/16 × 13/16 in. (44 × 43.3 × 2 cm)
Place depicted:
District of Columbia, Washington, United States, North and Central America
mid 20th century
A framed illustration of the Howard Chapel Choir drawn by architect Julian Abele Cook, Sr.
In graphite on off-white paper, the drawing depicts the interior of the Chapel at Howard University with one figure at the organ, one at the pulpit, and several seated behind the pulpit, all flanked by a thick wood paneled wall. A large, lantern-style pendant light hangs above the pulpit. An inscription at the top left, partially hidden, reads: “$6.9”. The drawing is set within a large white mat and a square, black wooden frame.
African American  Search this
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HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Peter Cook in honor of Julian Francis Abele and Julian Abele Cook, Sr.
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Julian Abele Cook Sr.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture