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Folder 5 Photographs, Courtyard - North and South sides when Courtyard was paved

Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-082, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Photographs
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Photographs
Photographs / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-082-refidd1e271
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Folder 8 Photographs, Courtyard - North side

Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-082, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Photographs
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Photographs
Photographs / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-082-refidd1e352
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Folder 10 Photographs, Courtyard - North east corner

Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-082, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Photographs
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Photographs
Photographs / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-082-refidd1e390
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Folder 11 Photographs, Courtyard - North west corner

Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-082, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Photographs
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Photographs
Photographs / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-082-refidd1e418

Folder 12 Photographs, Courtyard - South side

Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-082, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Photographs
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Photographs
Photographs / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-082-refidd1e437

Washington -- Courtyard at Freer Gallery of Art

Donor:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Landscape architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Museum director:
Lodge, John Ellerton, 1876-1942  Search this
Landscape designer:
Watson, Phillip  Search this
Creator:
Sasaki Associates  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Place:
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
General:
The Smithsonian Institution's first art museum, the Freer Gallery of Art, opened to the public on May 9, 1923. The building and its courtyard have an Italian Renaissance-style architecture focused on symmetry and simplicity. In the courtyard, loggias (covered open-air corridors) lie between the surrounding walls and an inner-perimeter of arches, which in turn have an inner-border of shade trees and lower plantings. Brick pavers and white marble paths lead to the courtyard's center - a granite fountain surrounded by a ring of Japanese boxwood.
In 1906, industrialist Charles L. Freer (1854-1919) donated to the Smithsonian Institution his collection of Asian and American art, including works by the American expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Freer's friend, the acclaimed architect and illustrator Charles A. Platt (1861-1933), designed the museum and courtyard to house Freer's collection. Builders broke ground in September 1916, but construction was then delayed due to World War I. Freer died in September 1919, and work on the gallery was finally completed later that year.
The courtyard's first walls were largely glass doors and windows, to allow air and light to enter. In 1928, the Freer Gallery's first curator, John E. Lodge, directed for some of the courtyard's brick and marble paving to be replaced with lawn, to diminish heat and glare in the galleries. Advances in indoor-climate technology and concern for artwork preservation later led to replacing many of the glass doors with white marble walls.
In 1988, Sasaki Associates, Inc. began an extensive renovation of the gallery, which included dismantling the courtyard and excavating two levels beneath it. This provided for more storage space and connected the Freer with the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, together forming a national museum of Asian art. When the courtyard was reinstalled, it was again paved with brick and white marble, with no lawn. Landscape designer Phillip Watson was in charge of the plantings. The gallery and courtyard reopened in 1993.
Peacocks were temporarily installed in the courtyard in the 1920s, and again when the gallery reopened in 1993. The birds were a living reference to the gallery's most famous work, Whistler's masterpiece of interior mural art, the Peacock Room (1876-77).
Plantings include Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace'), Persian ironwoods (Parrotia persica), Japanese boxwoods (Buxus microphylla var. japonica 'Green Beauty'), cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), and Hinoki cypress (Chamecyparis obtusa).
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles L. Freer (donor, 1906). Charles A. Platt (landscape architect, 1918). John E. Lodge (museum director, 1920-1942). Sasaki Associates, Inc. (landscape architecture firm, 1988-1993). Philip Watson (landscape designer, circa 1992).
Related Materials:
Courtyard at Freer Gallery of Art related holdings consist of 504 35mm slides (photographs), 6 photographic prints, negatives, and digital images
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- District of Columbia -- Washington  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.SGI, File SG004
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Smithsonian Gardens Image Library
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f588339a-b96c-4689-b3ad-a5a875df7a17
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-sgi-ref7

Patent Office Building Courtyard, Washington, D. C.

Artist:
Kilburn Brothers, active 1865 - 1909  Search this
Associated Institution:
U.S. Patent Office  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 7.6 x 15.5 cm (3 x 6 1/8")
Mount: 8.6 x 17.7 cm (3 3/8 x 6 15/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
c. 1875
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Photographic format\Stereograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Douglas and Martha Evelyn
Object number:
NPG.POB170
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f53efc32-06c1-4fff-b718-689ecfd7a72c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.POB170

National Portrait Gallery Courtyard Cafe, crawled March 17, 2015

Container:
Electronic Records
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-216, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
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Website Records
Website Records / Electronic Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-216-refidd1e491

[Unknown: One of a set of four prints of balloons. Balloon launch from courtyard.]

Artist:
Franco Rainaldi  Search this
Medium:
Print, Etching on Paper, Colored
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 40.6 × 32.1cm (16 in. × 12 5/8 in.)
Type:
ART-Prints, Original
Credit Line:
Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Inventory Number:
A20140586000
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/nv9d3e3c796-9f36-4d2d-9719-c15d7ea0cb38
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20140586000
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[Snowshill Manor]: the armillary sphere on its pedestal in the armillary sphere courtyard.

Photographer:
Newton, Louise  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (black-and-white, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Snowshill Manor (Snowshill, Gloucestershire, England)
United Kingdom -- England -- Gloucestershire -- Snowshill
Date:
1929 Jun.
General:
Snowshill Manor was visited during the Garden Club of America's June 1929 tour to England. A complete copy of the GCA tour itinerary was printed in the Bulletin of the Garden Club of America (Fourth Series, No. 5), September 1929, pp. 6-25.
Topic:
Gardens -- England -- Gloucestershire -- Snowshill  Search this
Armillary spheres  Search this
Pedestals  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Women  Search this
Courtyards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Identifier:
AAG.GCA.RGC, Item ENG120091
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Ridgefield Garden Club lantern slides
Ridgefield Garden Club lantern slides / The Garden Club of America Trip to England
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb610d622b3-b7b8-407b-ab24-f64ef8336720
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-rgc-ref91

Indian acrobat balancing on pole with man playing drum below him in courtyard

Creator:
Bourne & Shepherd  Search this
Collector:
Koch, Emma Augusta, 1847-1932  Search this
Collection Collector:
Koch, Emma Augusta, 1847-1932  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (008 in x 010 in mounted on 008 in x 011 in)
Culture:
East Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04559800
Local Note:
Photo 1903 or Before
Place:
India -- Panjab/Delhi -- Delhi
Related Materials:
Relocated from Photo Lot 97, USNM ACC 40922.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Photo lot 161, Emma A. Koch photograph collection relating to India, South Asia, and Australia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Emma A. Koch photograph collection relating to India, South Asia, and Australia
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3fda504ec-5628-41bd-ab93-6b45a1dc1311
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-161-ref583
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Maharanee of Cooch Behar with woman and two children and five men in uniform in courtyard

Creator:
Bourne & Shepherd  Search this
Collector:
Koch, Emma Augusta, 1847-1932  Search this
Collection Collector:
Koch, Emma Augusta, 1847-1932  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (012 in x 010 in mounted on 014 in x 011 in)
Culture:
East Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photographs
Place:
India
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04593200
Local Note:
Photo 1903 or Before
Place:
India -- Cooch Behar ?/West Bengal ?
Related Materials:
Relocated from Photo Lot 97, USNM ACC 40922.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Photo lot 161, Emma A. Koch photograph collection relating to India, South Asia, and Australia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Emma A. Koch photograph collection relating to India, South Asia, and Australia
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34542a82e-6fe1-474d-a9f7-b93ca1d57a62
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-161-ref613

Courtyard of San Estevan Del Rey Mission Church of Acoma. Logbook title Mission Court

Collection Creator:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (original negative)
1 Photographic print (silver gelatin)
Container:
Box G19
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Restrictions:
Viewing of the photographic negatives and transparencies requires advance notice and the permission of the Photo Archivist.

Access to the Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Identifier:
NAA.2010-28, Item 1185
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Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs
Edward S. Curtis papers and photographs / Series 9: Photographs / 9.3: The North American Indian / Volume 16
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e2237e94-be37-483f-ae6b-45f67bc0f602
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2010-28-ref2044

Fellah (agricultural) woman in Jerusalem courtyard outside house

Collector:
Palestine Exploration Fund  Search this
Collection Collector:
Palestine Exploration Fund  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (009 in x 007 in mounted on 012 in x 010 in)
Culture:
Palestinian Arabs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photographs
Date:
1890
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04057500
Place:
Palestine -- Turkish Palestine -- Jerusalem
Israel -- Turkish Palestine -- Jerusalem
Related Materials:
Relocated from Photo Lot 97, USNM ACC 29586.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Photo lot 158, Palestine Exploration Fund photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Palestine Exploration Fund photograph collection
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3cad2cb3b-95fa-4743-9bc2-452f7b0c9213
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-158-ref554

Folder 13 Photographs, Peacocks

Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-082, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Photographs
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Photographs
Photographs / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-082-refidd1e456
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Capital building with dome and colonnade, landscaped gardens and sculptured fountain in courtyard

Creator:
Bartleman, Richard M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bartleman, Richard M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (008 in x 005 in)
Culture:
Venezuela  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
FEB 1892
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04367400
Local Note:
Albumen print
Place:
Venezuela -- Miranda -- Caracas/Capital Building
Related Materials:
Relocated from Photo Lot 97
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Photo lot 156, Richard M. Bartleman photographs of Caracas, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard M. Bartleman photographs of Caracas
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e9c2e2a7-66b2-4998-ba4a-e62662bf047a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-156-ref670

Capital building with dome and colonnade, landscaped gardens and sculptured fountain in courtyard

Creator:
Bartleman, Richard M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bartleman, Richard M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (008 in x 005 in)
Culture:
Venezuela  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
FEB 1892
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04367500
Local Note:
Albumen print
Place:
Venezuela -- Miranda -- Caracas/Capital Building
Related Materials:
Relocated from Photo Lot 97
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Photo lot 156, Richard M. Bartleman photographs of Caracas, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard M. Bartleman photographs of Caracas
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32a4dc078-fd8b-41f5-9b80-8b6aa6027641
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-156-ref671

Sculpted fountain and gardens in courtyard of stucco building with tile roof and latticework

Creator:
Bartleman, Richard M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bartleman, Richard M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (008 in x 005 in)
Culture:
Venezuela  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
FEB 1892
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04367600
Local Note:
Albumen print
Place:
Venezuela -- Miranda -- Caracas
Related Materials:
Relocated from Photo Lot 97
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Photo lot 156, Richard M. Bartleman photographs of Caracas, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard M. Bartleman photographs of Caracas
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38b5c1445-2b6a-4f5b-b5c1-e365a8e37786
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-156-ref672

Sculpted fountain and gardens in courtyard of stucco building with tile roof and latticework

Creator:
Bartleman, Richard M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bartleman, Richard M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (008 in x 005 in)
Culture:
Venezuela  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
FEB 1892
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04367700
Local Note:
Albumen print
Place:
Venezuela -- Miranda -- Caracas
Related Materials:
Relocated from Photo Lot 97
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Photo lot 156, Richard M. Bartleman photographs of Caracas, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard M. Bartleman photographs of Caracas
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3966acd56-1455-491c-9ae7-8ad4eb75cf9f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-156-ref673

Sculpted fountain and gardens in courtyard of stucco building with tile roof and latticework

Creator:
Bartleman, Richard M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bartleman, Richard M.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (008 in x 005 in)
Culture:
Venezuela  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
FEB 1892
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04367800
Local Note:
Albumen print
Place:
Venezuela -- Miranda -- Caracas
Related Materials:
Relocated from Photo Lot 97
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Photo lot 156, Richard M. Bartleman photographs of Caracas, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard M. Bartleman photographs of Caracas
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33481e9b1-dd9e-40cf-afc2-feb95eeeb49b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-156-ref674

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