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Basil Lee Rowe Collection

Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Names:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
West Indian Aerial Express  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Extent:
5.35 Cubic feet (5 document boxes, 4 flat boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Logs (records)
Scrapbooks
Publications
Date:
1917-1973
bulk 1930-1968
Summary:
Basil Lee Rowe (1896-1973) enjoyed a long and successful career in aviation, initially as a military exhibition pilot, barnstormer, air racer, charter operator, flight instructor, aircraft salesman, and rumrunner, before moving to the West Indies to start an airline, the short-lived West Indian Aerial Express, bought out by Pan American Airways in 1928. Rowe became a pioneering senior pilot for Pan Am, flying with them for 28 years before his retirement in 1956. This collection includes scrapbooks, photo albums, memorabilia, and first day covers, in addition to the draft manuscript for Rowe's 1956 autobiography, Under My Wings.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of Rowe's pilot's log books covering his career from 1927 to 1956, assorted periodicals, cartoons featuring Rowe, scrapbooks and photo albums assembled by Rowe (featuring newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera), several draft manuscripts of Rowe's 1956 autobiography Under My Wings, and first day air mail postal covers collected by Rowe.
Arrangement:
Materials in this collection are grouped into series by format. See individual series Scope and Content notes for details on arrangement within that series. Note that with the exception of the chronologically arranged flight log books, Rowe did not appear to organize his materials in any particular order.
Biographical / Historical:
Basil Lee Rowe, born February 10, 1896, grew up in the small town of Shandaken, New York, in the Catskill Mountains. He began his flying career in 1914 as an apprentice to aviator Turk Adams after seeing Adams fly at a local county fair. Impatient to become a military pilot, Rowe arranged to join the Royal Canadian Air Force, but was sidelined by a ruptured appendix before he could get to Canada. By the time Rowe had recovered, the United States had entered World War I and Rowe was able to join the Aviation Section of the U. S. Army Signal Corps; he was sent to Texas. During the Third Liberty Loan drive, Rowe was assigned to a group of fliers who were to give exhibition flights; after his discharge, he used his savings to buy a used Avro biplane and barnstormed around the East Central United States, using Hadley Field (New Brunswick, New Jersey) as his home field. Rowe soon bought a second aircraft, hired pilot William S. "Bill" Wade, and moved his base of operations to the Aeromarine Base at Keyport, near Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Rowe prospered through the early 1920s, and his troupe the "Rowe Fliers" (including at various times wingwalkers Bill Stacy and Marguerite L. "Peggy" Roome) toured the eastern US giving exhibition flights and passenger rides. In the winter, Rowe moved his operation to Florida, and, with a rebuilt Curtiss Seagull, ferried passengers eager to escape Prohibition from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas--with a bit of rumrunning on the side. Back in New Jersey, Rowe formed the Chamberlin-Rowe Aircraft Corporation with fellow aviator Clarence Chamberlin to buy and resell Army surplus aircraft; the short-lived business went bust in 1924 when the government finished selling off its aircraft. Rowe, a talented racing pilot, kept busy from 1924 through 1926 on the racing circuit, winning numerous prizes.

By the end of 1926, at the age of thirty, Rowe felt that he had reached a turning point in his life. Dismayed by the increase in US government regulation of aviation, Rowe moved his operations to the West Indies, settling in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. With Bill Wade, Rowe rapidly established a business flying charters around the country, with flights to neighboring Haiti and Puerto Rico. In June 1927, with financial backing provided by sugar industry businessmen and the government of the Dominican Republic, Rowe founded West Indian Aerial Express (abbreviated variously as WIAE or WIAX) to provide airline service between Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, hoping to be well positioned to bid on future US foreign air mail routes. With this in mind, Rowe returned to the Unites States and purchased a Fairchild FC-2W floatplane (christened "La Niña") and a larger Keystone K-47 Pathfinder trimotor (the former "American Legion," r/n NX179, rebuilt by the Keystone factory following a crash in April 1927 and rechristened as "Santa Maria"). To his dismay, Rowe was forced to acquired a US transport pilot license in order to be allowed to fly the "Santa Maria" back to Santo Domingo; he hired Canadian pilot Cy Caldwell to ferry "La Niña." On the way south in mid October 1927, Rowe found himself and his two aircraft in Florida just as Pan American Airways (PAA), which had been successful in obtaining a temporary contract to deliver mail from the US to Cuba, found itself without any aircraft able to fly out of their Key West, Florida, field to fulfill the contract before it expired. PAA struck a deal with Rowe to lease "La Niña" (piloted by Caldwell) to fly the first Pan American Airways flight on October 19, 1927.

With its two new aircraft, West Indian Aerial Express started regularly scheduled twice-weekly flights on December 1, 1927, between Cuba, Haiti, Santo Domingo, and Puerto Rico, later extending the routes to St. Thomas and St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. On June 30, 1928, WIAX filed a bid with the US government for air mail service on the route from Key West to Puerto Rico, but was outmanuevered by the more politically-savvy Pan American Airways which won the contract. A final crippling blow was dealt to WIAX in September 1928 when a severe hurricane hit their base in San Juan, Puerto Rico, destroying "La Niña" and two older Waco biplanes. Rowe made his last flight in the "Santa Maria" on September 20, 1928, before turning the aircraft over to Pan American. On October 16, 1928, PAA purchased WIAX, with Rowe becoming PAA's senior pilot.

During his first ten years with Pan Am, Rowe flew a record number of hours and surveyed most of the new air routes through the Caribbean to Central and South America, several times flying with Charles Lindbergh. When the US entered World War II, Rowe was assigned to Pan Am's Africa and Orient Division to serve with the US Army Air Forces Air Transport Command on their supply route across the South Atlantic and Africa to India and China (the "Cannonball Run"). His wife, Florence May Sharp, whom Rowe had married in 1930, served as an aircraft spotter during the war. During the Korean Conflict, Rowe was once again pressed into service, and was transferred to Pan Am's Pacific Division to fly transpacific supply routes and medical evacuation flights. May's early death in 1943 left Rowe a widower at his retirement from Pan Am in 1956. At their Coral Gables, Florida, home he wrote his autobiography, Under My Wings (The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., New York, 1956) and remained active as a tennis instructor until his death on October 28, 1973.
Related Materials:
See related collection Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, NASM.XXXX.0487.

Basil Lee Rowe air racing medals in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum collection:

Medal, 1926 National Air Races [Winner, Relay Race], A19690242000.

Medal, 1926 National Air Races [Winner, Relay Race], A19690243000.

Medal, Aviation [Dayton Air Race], A19690244000.

Medal, Third Annual Dayton Air Race Winner, A19690245000.

Medal, 1926 National Air Races [2nd Place, Free-For-All Race, 510 cu. in. Class], A19690246000.

Medal, 1926 National Air Races [Winner, First Elimination, 500 cu. in. Class], A19690247000.

Basil Lee Rowe air racing trophies in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum collection:

Trophy, Allen W. Hinkle, Basil L. Rowe, A19690238000 [Allen W. Hinkle Trophy for Two, Three, and Four Place Airplanes, 1924]

Trophy, Glenn H. Curtiss, Basil L. Rowe, A19690239000 [The Glenn H. Curtiss Trophy for Two Seater Low Horsepower Airplane, National Air Races, Mitchel Field L. I., 1925]

Plaque, B.B.T. Corporation, National Air Races 1926, A19690240000 [B.B.T. Corporation of America Relay Race for Commercial Planes won by Basil L. Rowe, Charles S. Jones, A. H. Kreider]

Plaque, 1926 National Air Races, Benjamin Franklin Trophy, A19690241000 [Benjamin Franklin Trophy donated by Joseph A. Steinmetz, Relay Race for Commercial Planes won by Basil L. Rowe, Charles S. Jones, A. H. Kreider]
Provenance:
Basil Lee Rowe, gift, 1969; United States Air Force Museum, transfer, 1973; NASM.XXXX.0019
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Logs (records)
Scrapbooks
Publications
Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0019, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0019
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Basil Lee Rowe Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c0b71733-3bcc-46b0-97a0-8e876ec77ef4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0019
Online Media:

China

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A3: Lighter than Air (LTA), Airships
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg23243cd9a-ff47-4fd2-815c-a459a8716e5a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref62794

China, General [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.A, File A3C-500000-01
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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A3: Lighter than Air (LTA), Airships / China
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg255dc5e01-99cc-4510-8e48-93ac9da3e912
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref62795

China, Tse Tsan Tai "China" (1908) [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.A, File A3C-500500-01
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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A3: Lighter than Air (LTA), Airships / China
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28081e451-b2ec-4aff-a06e-9485d2125698
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref62798

Medallion, Medal, Republic of China, Order of Yon-Hwei, Class III

Materials:
Textile
Metal
Dimensions:
3-D: 0.3 × 1.6 × 5.9cm (1/8 × 5/8 × 2 5/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
China
Credit Line:
Donated by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Ret.)
Inventory Number:
A19740533001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9ee5f8d9a-40cd-4f2b-a692-f82e64e606c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19740533001
Online Media:

Ribbon Bar, Medal, Republic of China, Order of Yon-Hwei, Class III

Materials:
Textile
Metal
Plastic
Dimensions:
3-D: 0.3 × 1 × 1.1cm (1/8 × 3/8 × 7/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
China
Credit Line:
Donated by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Ret.)
Inventory Number:
A19740533002
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9937d31ac-ed51-4e07-8901-a46e80ea1394
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19740533002
Online Media:

Lapel Pin, Medal, Republic of China, Order of Yon-Hwei, Class III

Materials:
Metal
Enamel
Dimensions:
3-D: 2.9 × 1.3 × 3cm (1 1/8 × 1/2 × 1 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
China
Credit Line:
Donated by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Ret.)
Inventory Number:
A19740533003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9bbe0e43a-f803-4f39-801e-058b1aa39984
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19740533003
Online Media:

Box, Presentation, Medal, Republic of China, Order of Yon-Hwei, Class III

Materials:
Wood
Leather
Textile
Metal
Enamel
Dimensions:
3-D: 15.7 × 12.4 × 2.9cm (6 3/16 × 4 7/8 × 1 1/8 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
China
Credit Line:
Donated by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Ret.)
Inventory Number:
A19740533004
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98d255a25-b63e-4c6c-b0fb-3099f1f84740
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19740533004
Online Media:

Box, Presentation, Badge, Nationalist Chinese Air Force

Materials:
Metal
Textile
Dimensions:
3-D: 8.3 × 10.3 × 3.2cm (3 1/4 × 4 1/16 × 1 1/4 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
China
Credit Line:
Donated by the Embassy of the Republic of China
Inventory Number:
A19761731001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9249b4193-58b3-4661-a744-b072f2d4ceae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19761731001
Online Media:

Box, Presentation, Badge, Nationalist Chinese Air Force

Materials:
Metal
Textile
Dimensions:
3-D: 10.8 × 8.9 × 3.2cm (4 1/4 × 3 1/2 × 1 1/4 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
China
Credit Line:
Donated by the Embassy of the Republic of China
Inventory Number:
A19761733001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9416c0f53-1a6d-460d-ab4a-07b2613448c0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19761733001
Online Media:

Box, Medal, UNIDENTIFIED, China, Lowell Smith, Douglas World Cruiser

Materials:
Metal
Textile
Dimensions:
3-D: 8.6 × 6.3 × 2.4cm (3 3/8 × 2 1/2 × 15/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
China
Date:
1924
Credit Line:
Donated by Mrs. Lowell H. Smith
Inventory Number:
A19840696001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9fba6452b-73e5-4256-9da9-86b57da72d3f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840696001
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5 Yuan, Farmers Bank of China, China, 1935

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7.9 cm x 14.85 cm x .01 cm; 3 1/8 in x 5 27/32 in x in
Object Name:
note
Place made:
China
Date made:
1935
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by Smithsonian digital volunteers
Credit Line:
Steven E. Hodges and Susan S. Hodges
ID Number:
1986.0353.33
Catalog number:
1986.0353.33
Accession number:
1986.0353
Serial number:
GX108500
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Chinese Banknotes
NNC_Transcription_Center_Chinese_Banknote_05
Chinese Paper Money
NNC Chinese Bank Notes
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-c3ee-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1888940
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Becoming Guanyin artistic devotion of Buddhist women in late imperial China Yuhang Li

Author:
Li, Yuhang  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 299 pages illustrations (some color) 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Chine
Date:
2020
Topic:
Buddhist women  Search this
Women in Buddhism  Search this
Buddhist art and symbolism  Search this
Femmes bouddhistes  Search this
Femmes dans le bouddhisme  Search this
Femmes bouddhistes--Histoire  Search this
Symbolisme bouddhique--Histoire  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1147018

Bulbophyllum lepidum

Life Form:
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics:
Inflorescence is 6-9" (15.25-22.7 cm) long, shiny and purple, with 11-13 flowers. Flowers are 1" (2.5 cm) across.
Range:
Indo-China to Hainan and W and C Malesia
Habitat:
Semi-deciduous and evergreen forests; 985-3600ft (300-1100m)
Topic:
Orchids  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Fan of Venus Bulbophyllum
The Beautiful Bulbophyllum
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Lilianae
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae
Subfamily:
Epidendroideae
Genus:
Bulbophyllum
Species:
lepidum
Accession Number:
2008-1093A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax741dbd47f-ccde-4fc1-b65b-488a6abee29e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2008-1093A
Online Media:

Bulbophyllum lepidum

Life Form:
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics:
Inflorescence is 6-9" (15.25-22.7 cm) long, shiny and purple, with 11-13 flowers. Flowers are 1" (2.5 cm) across.
Range:
Indo-China to Hainan and W and C Malesia
Habitat:
Semi-deciduous and evergreen forests; 985-3600ft (300-1100m)
Topic:
Orchids  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Fan of Venus Bulbophyllum
The Beautiful Bulbophyllum
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Lilianae
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae
Subfamily:
Epidendroideae
Genus:
Bulbophyllum
Species:
lepidum
Accession Number:
2011-2497B
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax74215ff02-031a-4b6e-9cd5-153b0ce5d763
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2011-2497B
Online Media:

Bulbophyllum lepidum

Life Form:
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics:
Inflorescence is 6-9" (15.25-22.7 cm) long, shiny and purple, with 11-13 flowers. Flowers are 1" (2.5 cm) across.
Range:
Indo-China to Hainan and W and C Malesia
Habitat:
Semi-deciduous and evergreen forests; 985-3600ft (300-1100m)
Topic:
Orchids  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Fan of Venus Bulbophyllum
The Beautiful Bulbophyllum
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Lilianae
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae
Subfamily:
Epidendroideae
Genus:
Bulbophyllum
Species:
lepidum
Accession Number:
2012-0806A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7597cb55f-95ef-4f82-b892-e8b1d244ca71
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2012-0806A
Online Media:

Bulbophyllum lepidum

Life Form:
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics:
Inflorescence is 6-9" (15.25-22.7 cm) long, shiny and purple, with 11-13 flowers. Flowers are 1" (2.5 cm) across.
Range:
Indo-China to Hainan and W and C Malesia
Habitat:
Semi-deciduous and evergreen forests; 985-3600ft (300-1100m)
Topic:
Orchids  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Fan of Venus Bulbophyllum
The Beautiful Bulbophyllum
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Lilianae
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae
Subfamily:
Epidendroideae
Genus:
Bulbophyllum
Species:
lepidum
Accession Number:
2014-0999A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax771ade089-d9f8-471c-82d2-1eb658729039
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2014-0999A
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Water holder in the form of an ox

Medium:
Bronze, gilding
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6.5 x 10.1 x 5.4 cm (2 9/16 x 4 x 2 1/8 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
960-1279
Period:
Song dynasty
Topic:
water  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
ox  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1917.261
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3b45e9506-b973-4061-b936-cebae598366f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1917.261

Disk with dragons

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 2.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm (1 x 2 15/16 x 13/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Topic:
dragon  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.1140
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Google Cultural Institute
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye343e2669f-3b09-456e-82b7-c4d626af7e9b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.1140

Kuan, China, 1368-99

Physical Description:
paper; organic material (unspecified) (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 33.7 cm x 22.3 cm x .01 cm; 13 9/32 in x 8 25/32 in x in
Object Name:
Paper Money
Circulating Note
Great Ming note
note
Object Type:
paper money
Date made:
1368-99 A.D.
14th century
1368-1399 A.D.
1368 - 1399
Related Publication:
Feingold, Ellen R.. Value of Money, The
Credit Line:
Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
1979.1263.01895
Accession number:
1979.1263
Collector/donor number:
00083
Catalog number:
79.112.CM00083.1
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Chinese Banknotes
Chinese Paper Money
NNC Chinese Bank Notes
NNC_Transcription_Center_Chinese_Banknote_01
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-0224-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1251421
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