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Watch movement, Waltham

Maker:
Howard & Davis  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1/2 in x 1 13/16 in; 1.27 cm x 4.60375 cm
Object Name:
pocket watch movement with dial and hands
watch movement
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston, Roxbury
Date made:
1853
Credit Line:
Abraham Burnstine
ID Number:
ME.222557
Catalog number:
222557
Accession number:
41705
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-d45e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_851193
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Hill Arithmometer

Patentee:
Hill, Thomas  Search this
Maker:
Hill, Thomas  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 30.8 cm; 4 29/32 in x 2 15/16 in x 12 1/8 in
Object Name:
adding machine
Object Type:
Patent Model
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Waltham
Place patented:
United States: Massachusetts, Waltham
Date made:
1857
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
ID Number:
MA.252686
Catalog number:
252686
Accession number:
49064
Patent number:
18,692
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Adding Machines
Exhibition:
History Highlights: My Computing Device
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-12c4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_690827
Online Media:

Charles Grafton Page Papers

Creator:
Page, Charles Grafton, 1812-1868  Search this
Donor:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Drawings
Date:
1844-1870
Summary:
Papers relate to American inventor Charles Grafton Page, an early developer of electromagnetic machinery.
Scope and Contents:
These papers were created by Charles Grafton Page. The bulk of the papers relate to invention matters about electro magnetic engines (1844); axial galvanometer (1846); magnetic axial pump (1848); and electro dynamic axial engine (no date).
Arrangement:
Divided into three series.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1844-1970

Series 2, Writings and drawings, undated

Series 3, Publications, 1846-1868.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Grafton Page was born on January 25, 1812 in Salem, Massachusetts. He received a bachelor's degree in science from Harvard University (1832), and a medical degree (1836). In 1838, Page moved to Washington, D.C. where he practiced medicine and taught medicine at Columbian College (now George Washington University). During the late 1830s and 1840s, Page experimented with electricity and specifically with electromagnetism. Page developed an induction coil in 1836 and a self-acting circuit breaker and a primitive electric locomotive, which had a trial run in 1850. In 1841, Page was appointed Examiner of Electricity at the United States Patent Office. He left the Patent Office in 1852 to start is own business, returned in 1861 where he remained until his death in 1868. Page died on May 5, 1868, in Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Lois Wodell Poinier, a descendant of Charles Grafton Page, 2006.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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.
Topic:
Inventors  Search this
Electromagnetism  Search this
Electricity  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Electromagnets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Drawings -- 19th century
Citation:
Charles Grafton Page Papers, 1844-1870, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Lois W. Poinier.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0933
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Charles Grafton Page Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0933
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Divisional Records, 1866, 1954-1997

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Sciences and Measurements  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical and Biological Sciences  Search this
University of Texas at Austin  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Federation of Information Processing Societies  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Transcripts
Picture postcards
Drawings
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1866
1866-1997
1866, 1954-1997
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Women museum curators  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Computers--History  Search this
Mathematicians  Search this
Women mathematicians  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Mathematical instruments  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Mathematics--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-126
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Divisional Records 1866, 1954-1997 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400101

Class Day, at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., from Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, July 3, 1858

Artist:
Winslow Homer, born Boston, MA 1836-died Prout's Neck, ME 1910  Search this
Medium:
wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
image: 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (14.0 x 24.0 cm) sheet: 15 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (38.6 x 28.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1858
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Recreation\sport and play  Search this
Cityscape\Massachusetts\Cambridge  Search this
Architecture Exterior\education\Harvard University  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Ray Austrian Collection, gift of Beatrice L. Austrian, Caryl A. Austrian and James A. Austrian
Object number:
1996.63.151
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7e4b58063-bc22-44ea-97e2-5e7e10f0d566
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1996.63.151

Pietro Bachi

Artist:
Albert Gallatin Hoit, 13 Dec 1809 - Dec 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Pietro Bachi, c. 1787 - 1853  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 76.5 × 63.8 cm (30 1/8 × 25 1/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1851-1853
Topic:
Pietro Bachi: Male  Search this
Pietro Bachi: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Pietro Bachi: Education\Educator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H843
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e72cbfad-29f4-4702-8098-459f88fe470c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H843

Benjamin Pierce

Artist:
Daniel Huntington, 14 Oct 1816 - 18 Apr 1906  Search this
Sitter:
Benjamin Pierce, 1809 - 1880  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76.2 x 63.5cm (30 x 25")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1857
Topic:
Benjamin Pierce: Male  Search this
Benjamin Pierce: Science and Technology\Scientist  Search this
Benjamin Pierce: Education\Educator\Professor\Astronomy  Search this
Benjamin Pierce: Education\Educator\Professor\Mathematics  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University
Object number:
MA990109
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f892768c-52a5-422b-b0f2-77669a6c00af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA990109

Dorothea Lynde Dix

Artist:
Marcus Aurelius Root, 1808 - 1888  Search this
Sitter:
Dorothea Lynde Dix, 4 Apr 1802 - 18 Jul 1887  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
14 x 11.1cm (5 1/2 x 4 3/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1848-9
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table\Writing table  Search this
Dorothea Lynde Dix: Female  Search this
Dorothea Lynde Dix: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist  Search this
Dorothea Lynde Dix: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Humanitarian  Search this
Dorothea Lynde Dix: Health and Medicine\Nurse  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University/ Houghton Library
Website: hcl.harvard.edu/houghton/
Object number:
MA251204
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bc2a2c39-4d8e-4e24-8bef-336b8987751e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA251204

William Robert Ware

Artist:
John Adams Whipple, 10 Sep 1822 - 10 Apr 1891  Search this
Sitter:
William Robert Ware, 1832 - 1915  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
7.9 x 6.7cm (3 1/8 x 2 5/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1852
Topic:
William Robert Ware: Male  Search this
William Robert Ware: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Archives
Object number:
EXH.1580
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47eae327c-76aa-4b80-aedb-c235afbeb742
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.1580

Catherine Jane Eliot Norton

Artist:
William Page, Jan 1811 - 30 Sep 1885  Search this
Other attribution:
Charles Loring Elliott, 12 Oct 1812 - 25 Aug 1868  Search this
Sitter:
Catherine Jane Eliot Norton, 19th Century  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
74cm x 61.4cm (29 1/8" x 24 3/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1850-1860
Topic:
Catherine Jane Eliot Norton: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H630
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm464f09607-067d-44b0-8aef-552302f38034
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H630

Joseph Hodges Choate

Artist:
John Adams Whipple, 10 Sep 1822 - 10 Apr 1891  Search this
Sitter:
Joseph Hodges Choate, 24 Jan 1832 - 14 Mar 1917  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype photograph
Dimensions:
Image: 21.1 x 17cm (8 5/16 x 6 11/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1852
Topic:
Joseph Hodges Choate: Male  Search this
Joseph Hodges Choate: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Joseph Hodges Choate: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador  Search this
Joseph Hodges Choate: Society and Social Change\Founder\Charity  Search this
Joseph Hodges Choate: Society and Social Change\Socialite  Search this
Joseph Hodges Choate: Society and Social Change\Founder\Museum  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University
Object number:
MA251298
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c4f59f9e-8266-416e-aecf-44e7c0ab74bf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA251298

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Possible attribution:
Southworth & Hawes, active 1843 - 1862  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype photograph
Dimensions:
Image: 10.7 x 8.2cm (4 3/16 x 3 1/4")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1850
Topic:
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University/ Houghton Library
Website: hcl.harvard.edu/houghton/
Object number:
MA251303
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm469a751c3-9012-461c-89d4-2f3d99e77cfd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA251303

Edward Everett

Artist:
M.L. Ohr studio, Indianapolis, Ind.  Search this
Sitter:
Edward Everett, 11 Apr 1794 - 15 Jan 1865  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype photograph
Dimensions:
Image: 10.8 x 8cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1857
Topic:
Edward Everett: Male  Search this
Edward Everett: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
Edward Everett: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Edward Everett: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Edward Everett: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Edward Everett: Education\Administrator\University\President  Search this
Edward Everett: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State  Search this
Edward Everett: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Edward Everett: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Minister  Search this
Edward Everett: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Archives
Object number:
MA251304
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c09c9c5c-40c3-4e1d-9bf8-fd6e632b01e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA251304

Henry James, Sr., and Henry James, Jr.

Artist:
Mathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Henry James, 1811 - 1882  Search this
Henry James, 15 Apr 1843 - 28 Feb 1916  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype photograph
Dimensions:
Image: 13.7 x 10.8cm (5 3/8 x 4 1/4")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1854
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Henry James: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Henry James: Male  Search this
Henry James: Male  Search this
Henry James: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University/ Houghton Library
Website: hcl.harvard.edu/houghton/
Object number:
MA251306
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c2d842f5-b2c1-4042-a688-1d9d704a0873
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA251306

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Artist:
Southworth & Hawes, active 1843 - 1862  Search this
Sitter:
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 29 Aug 1809 - 7 Oct 1894  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype photograph
Dimensions:
Image: 10.2 x 7.8cm (4 x 3 1/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1850
Topic:
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Male  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University/ Houghton Library
Website: hcl.harvard.edu/houghton/
Object number:
MA251307
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46e46b7d6-509e-4ff3-ad39-021224aabd28
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA251307

Paul Joseph Revere

Artist:
John Adams Whipple, 10 Sep 1822 - 10 Apr 1891  Search this
Sitter:
Paul Joseph Revere, 10 Sep 1832 - 4 Jul 1863  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype photograph
Dimensions:
Image: 7.9 x 7cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/4")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1852
Topic:
Indeterminable  Search this
Paul Joseph Revere: Male  Search this
Paul Joseph Revere: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Archives
Object number:
MA251309
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41a7452ea-7bb5-4d34-81ae-d3f549563d4d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA251309

Horatio Alger

Alternate Title:
Class of 1852: H. Alger
Artist:
John Adams Whipple, 10 Sep 1822 - 10 Apr 1891  Search this
Sitter:
Horatio Alger Jr., 1832 - 1899  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
8.3 × 6.6cm (3 1/4 × 2 5/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1852
Topic:
Horatio Alger Jr.: Male  Search this
Horatio Alger Jr.: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Horatio Alger Jr.: Literature\Writer\Children's book  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Archives
Object number:
MA251310
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ed47c92a-8e5a-444c-83b3-7e1687e91bc4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA251310

Unidentified Woman

Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal
Dimensions:
75cm x 55cm (29 1/2" x 21 5/8"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1850
Topic:
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/
Object number:
1958.104
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43cb5bd61-002c-45ec-bb43-648e7d8a450b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1958.104

Catherine Norton Sinclair Forrest

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Other attribution:
Joseph Greenleaf Cole, 1806 - 1858  Search this
Sitter:
Catherine Norton Sinclair Forrest, 1817 - 1891  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
53.2cm x 43.2cm (20 15/16" x 17"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1850-1860
Topic:
Catherine Norton Sinclair Forrest: Female  Search this
Catherine Norton Sinclair Forrest: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Theatre Collection
Website: https://library.harvard.edu/collections/harvard-theatre-collecti
Object number:
H 321
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4755515ad-e5b2-42b1-a7a8-58a22788f0b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H_321

John Snelling Popkin

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
John Snelling Popkin, 1771 - 1852  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paper on canvas
Dimensions:
73.9cm x 61.2cm (29 1/8" x 24 1/8"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1850-1890
Topic:
John Snelling Popkin: Male  Search this
John Snelling Popkin: Humanities and Social Sciences\Scholar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H106
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47da3e673-e9dd-47ee-9907-f58554ec7b28
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H106

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