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Osborn Building Plaza, "Above, Above" Sculpture

Collection Creator:
Liberman, Alexander, 1912-1999  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1975
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Alexander Liberman Papers, circa 1912-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alexander Liberman papers
Alexander Liberman papers / Series 6: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw944df19a2-e944-4244-a406-d7d250971df4
EDAN-URL:
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Car and Building Heating and Ventilating Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 102, Folder 45
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads / 3: Manufacturers and Distributors of Railroad Cars, Equipment and Supplies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83c6a1225-dd68-4530-a7c7-70d41a9a3ff5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-railroads-ref3111

American Railroad Bridges and Buildings

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Railroads / 6: Publications / 6.3: Articles, Reports, Newspaper Clippings and General Histories
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep808dabad1-fb41-4f87-973a-53e786a52b6c
EDAN-URL:
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Parachute, Personnel Back Pack, Type A, United States Army Air Service

Materials:
Canopy and lines: silk
Pack and straps: cotton
Clips and rings: steel
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Parachutes
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the War Department, Air Corps
Inventory Number:
A19310004000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv947c048b8-9fdd-4c29-8c2f-bf18da0bdf1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19310004000
Online Media:

Cup and Saucer

Manufacturer:
Doccia Porcelain Factory, Italian, established 1735  Search this
Medium:
porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a: cup): 6.5 × 8.1 × 6.1 cm (2 9/16 × 3 3/16 × 2 3/8 in.)
H x diam. (b: saucer): 2 × 13 cm (13/16 × 5 1/8 in.)
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
cup and saucer
Object Name:
cup and saucer
Place:
Italy
Date:
ca. 1790–1800
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor
Accession Number:
1949-151-16-a,b
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq44e0a60d6-7444-4ed8-815c-0825b2f78051
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1949-151-16-a_b
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Holy Family

Artist:
Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, Flemish, 1523–1605  Search this
Engraver:
Cornelis Galle I, Flemish, 1576 - 1650  Search this
Publisher:
Theodor Galle, ca. 1571 - 1633  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and wash on paper
Dimensions:
8.2 × 5 cm (3 1/4 × 1 15/16 in.)
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date:
1590s
Accession Number:
1947-58-5
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4adad972a-4063-4a66-ba5b-4f669924a88b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1947-58-5
Online Media:

Virgin and Child with Saint Anne

Artist:
Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, Flemish, 1523–1605  Search this
Engraver:
Cornelis Galle I, Flemish, 1576 - 1650  Search this
Publisher:
Theodor Galle, ca. 1571 - 1633  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and wash on paper
Dimensions:
8.2 × 5.2 cm (3 1/4 × 2 1/16 in.)
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date:
1590s
Accession Number:
1947-58-6
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4e69de7c8-05d3-48c6-96f5-e540f99d6f76
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1947-58-6
Online Media:

Elevation of Palace [left]; Annunciation [right]

Artist:
Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, Flemish, 1523–1605  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash on off-white laid paper
Dimensions:
10.7 x 15 cm (4 3/16 x 5 7/8 in.)
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Date:
1590s
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors
Accession Number:
1901-39-2642
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq487bc89a1-cc48-44ae-9712-b40e363136c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1901-39-2642
Online Media:

Andrew Jackson inaugural medal

Culture/People:
Non-Indian; collected from the Seneca  Search this
Previous owner:
Chief Seneca White (Nis-ha-nea-nent), Seneca, ca. 1798-1873  Search this
William Letchworth Bryant (William L. Bryant), Non-Indian, 1871-1947  Search this
Possible owner:
William Clement Bryant (William C. Bryant), Non-Indian, 1830-1898  Search this
Seller:
William Letchworth Bryant (William L. Bryant), Non-Indian, 1871-1947  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928  Search this
Subject:
President Andrew Jackson, Non-Indian, 1767-1845  Search this
Object Name:
Andrew Jackson inaugural medal
Media/Materials:
Silver
Techniques:
Struck/minted
Dimensions:
7.50 x 0.40 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Philadelphia; Philadelphia County; Pennsylvania; USA (inferred)
Date created:
dated 1829 but minted in 1832
Catalog Number:
10/4295
Barcode:
104295.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Seneca [Cattaraugus]
Adornment/Jewelry
On View:
NMAI, Washington DC: Nation to Nation, Bad Acts, Bad Paper
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d740214e-373b-42da-9dfa-bfd29158a850
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_111909
Online Media:

Wheeled toy in the form of a caiman or alligator

Culture/People:
probably Veracruz/Gulf Coast (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Previous seller:
D'Arcy Galleries  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Frederick J. Dockstader (FJD), Non-Indian, 1912-1998  Search this
Alice W. Dockstader (Alice Warren/Mrs. Frederick J. Dockstader), Non-Indian, 1921-2018  Search this
Object Name:
Wheeled toy in the form of a caiman or alligator
Media/Materials:
Pottery, wood
Techniques:
Modeled, carved
Dimensions:
25 x 7 x 7.5 cm
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Ignacio de la Llave; Ignacio de la Llave Municipality, Papaloapan Region; Veracruz State; Mexico
Date created:
AD 250–900 (Classic period)
Catalog Number:
22/5562
Barcode:
225562.000
See related items:
Veracruz/Gulf Coast (archaeological culture)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
On View:
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, As We Grow: Traditions, Toys, & Games
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws698623965-6737-4d68-aaa4-644d702600c8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_240557
Online Media:

Moon in the Smoke (Enchū no tsuki), from the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyakushi)

Artist:
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 月岡芳年 (1839-1892)  Search this
Publisher:
Akiyama Buemon [Kokkeido] 秋山武衛門  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 36.1 × 24.9 cm (14 3/16 × 9 13/16 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
February 1886
Period:
Meiji era
Topic:
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
fire  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
firefighter  Search this
The Pearl and Seymour Moskowitz Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Pearl and Seymour Moskowitz Collection
Accession Number:
S2021.5.383
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Sackler Gallery 25: Underdogs and Antiheroes: Japanese Prints from the Moskowitz Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye31b6f5c76-be5e-415f-8c66-4cfcd01b5a97
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2021.5.383

George Washington (The Athenaeum Portrait)

Artist:
Gilbert Stuart, 3 Dec 1755 - 9 Jul 1828  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
121.9cm x 94cm (48" x 37"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1796
Topic:
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\Revolution  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Engineer\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; owned jointly with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Object number:
NPG.80.115
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
America's Presidents (Reinstallation September 2017)
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 240
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ba9f41f4-e0ac-4f6f-8d16-dcdbafe4e84e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.115

Martha Washington (The Athenaeum Portrait)

Artist:
Gilbert Stuart, 3 Dec 1755 - 9 Jul 1828  Search this
Sitter:
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, 2 Jun 1731 - 22 May 1802  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
121.9cm x 94cm (48" x 37"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1796
Topic:
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington: Female  Search this
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; owned jointly with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Object number:
NPG.80.116
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
America's Presidents (Reinstallation September 2017)
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 240
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f032394a-fb25-4394-b75b-8c4592e64f05
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.116

Coquina

Physical Description:
shell, sea (overall material)
sand (overall material)
rock (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 in x 1 in; 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
building block
Place made:
United States: Florida
Location where used:
United States: Florida
Credit Line:
George H. Watson
ID Number:
CL.62.136
Catalog number:
62.136
Accession number:
239139
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-cda8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_659093

Phalaenopsis stuartiana

Life Form:
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics:
Arching inflorescence is up to 3' (90 cm) long with up to 100 white flowers that have small brown spots in their centers. Flowers are 2-3.5" (5-9 cm) across.
Foliage Characteristics:
Mottled
Fragrance:
Faint
Range:
Philippines
Habitat:
Warm humid forests; 0-985ft (0-300m)
Topic:
Orchids  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Stuart's Phalaenopsis
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Lilianae
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae
Subfamily:
Epidendroideae
Genus:
Phalaenopsis
Subgenus:
subgen. Phalaenopsis sect. Phalaenopsis
Species:
stuartiana
Accession Number:
2020-0098A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
On Display:
National Portrait Gallery, Kogod Courtyard
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax771ed9429-3da9-4631-9242-7277589c5da2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2020-0098A

Union of Saint and Venus

Created by:
Victor Ekpuk, Nigerian American, born 1964  Search this
Subject of:
Saartjie Baartman, Khoekhoen, died 1815  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint with paper, plastic and glass on Masonite
Dimensions:
H x W: 72 × 42 × 2 5/16 in. (182.9 × 106.7 × 5.8 cm)
Place made:
United States
Place depicted:
Africa
Europe
Date:
2012
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Art  Search this
Gender  Search this
Religion  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Trans Atlantic slave trade  Search this
Violence  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2019.23
Restrictions & Rights:
© Victor Ekpuk
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Slave Narrative
Classification:
Visual Arts
Exhibition:
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a2f00436-3383-4cd6-84bb-3e56bf0e26d5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.23
Online Media:

Saint John The Baptist

Created by:
Kehinde Wiley, American, born 1977  Search this
Subject of:
Craig Fletcher  Search this
Medium:
22k gold leaf and oil paint on wood panel with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall- framed): 40 × 24 × 4 1/8 in. (101.6 × 61 × 10.5 cm)
Type:
oil paintings
portraits
mixed media
Date:
2014
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Identity  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of The Martin Z. Margulies Foundation, Miami, FL
Object number:
2017.105
Restrictions & Rights:
© Kehinde Wiley
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Classification:
Visual Arts
Exhibition:
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd504f25cb5-03cf-4b86-b462-49b6fcf4a2c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.105
Online Media:

Arty (Centerpiece)

Created by:
Nelson Stevens, American, born 1938  Search this
Subject of:
Arlene Turner Crawford, American  Search this
AfriCOBRA, founded 1968  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 50 × 50 × 2 in. (127 × 127 × 5.1 cm)
Type:
acrylic paintings
portraits
Date:
1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Art  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Identity  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.73
Restrictions & Rights:
© Nelson Stevens
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Exhibition:
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd591fce4d5-cf44-40ac-90f9-618341612a89
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.73

Soweto

Created by:
Adger W. Cowans, American, born 1936  Search this
Subject of:
AfriCOBRA, founded 1968  Search this
Medium:
printing ink on rag paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 44 1/4 × 29 7/8 in. (112.4 × 75.9 cm)
H x W (Image): 30 1/8 × 22 1/2 in. (76.5 × 57.2 cm)
H x W (Impression): 33 1/8 × 23 7/8 in. (84.1 × 60.6 cm)
Type:
etchings
Place depicted:
Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
Date:
1983
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Art  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.146.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Adger Cowans. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Exhibition:
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d3b57d4d-5275-4a23-9799-2dd53d2a6d60
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.146.1
Online Media:

Boombox used by Public Enemy

Manufactured by:
Tecsonic, South Korean  Search this
Owned by:
Chuck D, American, born 1960  Search this
Subject of:
Public Enemy, American, founded 1982  Search this
Def Jam Recordings, American, founded 1984  Search this
Terminator X, American, born 1966  Search this
Flavor Flav, American, born 1959  Search this
Professor Griff, American, born 1960  Search this
Chaf-Pozi Soweto, South African  Search this
Medium:
metal, plastic, paper
Dimensions:
14 x 27 x 7 1/8 in. (35.6 x 68.6 x 18.1 cm)
Type:
radio receivers
Date:
ca. 1986
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Technology  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Public Enemy
Object number:
2013.149.1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Audiovisual
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56c55864c-615b-4a15-9e49-1ee0f1cfd8b4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.149.1.1

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