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Stearns-Ames collection

Creator:
Ames Manufacturing Company. Bronze Foundry  Search this
Names:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ames, James Tyler, 1810-1883  Search this
Ames, Nathan Peabody, 1803-1847  Search this
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892  Search this
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1838-1894]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, castings record, financial materials, photographs and printed materials relating primarily to the work of the Bronze Division of the Ames Manufacturing Company.
Professional and personal correspondence, chiefly of James Tyler Ames, with sculptors, architects, government officials, and colleagues, including his brother, Nathan Peabody Ames, Henry Kirke Brown, Randolph Rogers, and Thomas Ustick Walter. A castings record (16 p.) contains expenses and final prices of bronze castings, a printed list of "Bronze Works Executed by the Ames Manufacturing Company," and photographs of completed work. There are also an expense account for the Lincoln National Monument artillery and cavalry groups, lists of expenses relating to "Bronze Castings for Washington and his Horse," the (Benjamin) "Franklin Statue," and other works. Photographs are of works cast by the Ames Company and of unidentified works, of Ames' artisans, of a room in James Ames' house with framed medallions of Washington and Franklin on the wall, and of a head of Washington and a head of his horse in Thomas Ball's studio; reports by the architect of the Capitol extension, and the U.S. Art Commission (1860); Ames Company promotional items; a printed narrative of the incidents connected with the statue of Washington in Union Square by Henry Kirke Brown; and clippings relating to various statues.
Biographical / Historical:
The Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts, was founded in 1835 by James Tyler Ames and his brother, Nathan Peabody Ames. The company manufactured small tools, cotton machinery, swords, cannons, and did casting of bells. It began manufacturing large bronze statuary circa 1850.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Malcolm Stearns, Jr., who purchased them from Parke Bernet, New York, in the 1960s. There are numerous notations on the backs of letters and photographs. It is not known who added this information.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Bronze founding -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee  Search this
Bronze sculpture, American  Search this
Metal-workers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Function:
Memorials -- United States
Identifier:
AAA.amesmanu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw933d5637c-ef74-49e1-876f-607be174da5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amesmanu

General George B. McClellan, (sculpture)

Title:
General George McClellan, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Ellicott, Henry Jackson 1848-1901  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company  Search this
Subject:
McClellan, George Brinton  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Quincy gray granite with bronze decorations
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Philadelphia Department of Public Property Municipal Services Building Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19107
Located City Hall North plaza at Broad Street & John F. Kennedy Boulevard Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Date:
Cast 1891. Dedicated Oct. 1894. Relocated 1936
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Architecture--Castle  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75009351
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_15663

These Are My Jewels, (sculpture)

Title:
Ohio's Jewels, (sculpture)
Ohio's Jewels: Grant, Sheridan, Stanton, Garfield, Hayes, Chase, and Sherman, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Scofield, Levi T. 1842-1917  Search this
Founder:
Bureau Brothers  Search this
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
American Bronze Company  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry  Search this
Stanton, Edwin McMasters  Search this
Garfield, James A  Search this
Hayes, Rutherford B  Search this
Chase, Salmon P  Search this
Sherman, William Tecumseh  Search this
Medium:
Female figure: bronze with medium brown patina and gown of dark blue-brown patina; Male figures: bronze with various shades of brown patina; Base: gray granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by State of Ohio Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board State House Columbus Ohio 43215
Located Capitol Columbus Ohio
Date:
1893. Dedicated 1894. Rededicated June 10, 1965. Rededicated Nov. 5, 1992
Topic:
Portrait female--Cornelia  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
History--United States--Ohio  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Political--Cabinet Member  Search this
Occupation--Political--Governor  Search this
Occupation--Law--Chief Justice  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87830009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_298723

Christopher Columbus, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Buyens, Alois G.  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Subject:
Columbus, Christopher  Search this
Queen Isabella  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: concrete and marble
Culture:
Italian  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Church of St. Anthony of Padua 250 Revere Street Revere Massachusetts 02151
Date:
Cast 1892. Dedicated Oct. 12, 1892. Relocated 1925
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Occupation--Transportation--Navigator  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Object--Other--Globe  Search this
Dress--Historic--Renaissance Dress  Search this
History--Exploration--Americas  Search this
History--United States--Discovery of U.S  Search this
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Carriage  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Emblem--Cross  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Religion  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87740259
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_299858

New York 12th Corps Monument, Craven's Reservation, (sculpture)

Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Gorham Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: cast bronze; Base: gray granite from Vermont, bronze tablets
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park P. O. Box 2128 Ft. Oglethorpe Georgia 30742
Located Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Craven's Reservation, Lookout Mountain Chattanooga Tennessee
Date:
Dedicated 1899
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Object--Other--Flag  Search this
Object--Weapon--Sword  Search this
Control number:
IAS TN000331
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312615

Henry W. Grady, (sculpture)

Title:
Henry Grady Memorial, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Doyle, Alexander 1857-1922  Search this
Contractor:
Fallon, J. P.  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Gorham Manufacturing Company  Search this
Fabricator:
Southern Granite Company  Search this
Subject:
Grady, Henry Woodfin  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Georgia granite or Georgia marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E Atlanta Georgia 30308
Located Henry Grady Square Marietta Street at Forsyth Street Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Modeled 1890. Dedicated Oct. 21, 1891
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Editor  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Journalist  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--History  Search this
Allegory--Other--Memory  Search this
Dress--Historic--Classical Dress  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Object--Other--Writing Tool  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000586
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_338657

General Winfield Scott Hancock Memorial, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
MacDonald, James Wilson Alexander 1824-1908  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Subject:
Hancock, Winfield Scott  Search this
Medium:
Bust: bronze; Pedestal: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Hancock Square Manhattan & St. Nicholas Avenues New York New York
Date:
1891. Dedicated Dec. 30, 1893
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76003507
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_7664

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