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[June FBI Series on Jim Amos] [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Amos, James Edward, 1879-1953  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 61
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Scope and Contents:
Man in smock and boy looking at paintings.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Painting -- 1930-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d16ac3ad-c88e-45a9-b61c-0647a88d95c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref1974
Online Media:

Rockwell Kent

Collection Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Reel 5254, Frame 578-878
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1885-1970
Scope and Contents note:
(includes Rockwell Kent family dressed in animal skins, circa 1915; at Sam Barlow's, 1920s; portraits by Arnold Genthe and Carl Van Vechten, 1920s-1930s; at a camp for teenagers, 1950s; at work painting, 1930s-1960s; at new house, 1970)
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized requires an appointment.
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:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Rockwell Kent papers
Rockwell Kent papers / Series 6: Photographs / 6.1: People
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a6439552-e328-4e52-b327-262bdc682c88
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kentrock-ref4574

Paint By Number Collection

Donor:
Schiffman, Jacquelyn  Search this
Creator:
Palmer Paint Company  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Designs
Layouts
Sheet music
Photographs
Date:
circa 1952-1957, undated
Summary:
Collection documents the business activities of the Palmer Paint Sales Company creators and manufacturers of Craft Master Paint by Number kits. Materials Include mail order forms, photographs, advertisements, product information, newspaper and magazine articles, invoices, original artwork, trade literature, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
Collection documents the history and business activities of the Palmer Paint Sales Company primarily the sale of its products and in particular the Craft Master paint by number kits. The kits were sold as boxed sets starting with a canvas and later board printed with a blue line drawing. The drawing's numbered sections corresponded to specific paint colors which were also included in the kits along with brushes and instructions. The paint by number kits varied in size, detail, skill level, and targeted audience. The Palmer Paint Sales Company was not the only merchandiser of paint by number kits, but it was the largest and most prolific probably due to Klein's marketing skills and the artistic talents of the company's employees. The collection includes advertisements, newspaper and magazine articles, invoices, mail order forms, scrapbooks, photographs, original artwork, and trade literature. It is arranged in fourteen series: Series 1, Advertising and Promotional Materials, 1952-1955, undated; Series 2, General Motors Corporation, undated; Series 3, Newspaper Articles, 1953-1954, undated; Series 4, Photographs, 1954, undated; Series 5, Transparencies, undated; Series 6, Painting and Sketch Sets, undated; Series 7, Sketches, undated; Series 8, Paintings, undated; Series 9, Paintings with Color Sketches, undated; Series 10, Paintings, Transparencies, and Sketches, undated; Series 11, Sketches, undated; Series 12, Scrapbooks, 1953-1957, undated; Series 13, Paint By Number Kits, undated; and Series 14, Sheet Music, undated
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged in fourteen series.

Series 1, Advertising and Promotional Materials, 1952-1955, undated

Series 2, General Motors Corporation, undated

Series 3, Newspaper Articles, 1953-1954, undated

Series 4, Photographs, 1954, undated

Series 5, Transparencies, undated

Series 6, Painting and Sketch Sets, undated

Series 7, Sketches, undated

Series 8, Paintings, undated

Series 9, Paintings with Color Sketches, undated

Series 10, Paintings, Transparencies, and Sketches, undated

Series 11, Sketches, undated

Series 12, Scrapbooks, 1953-1957, undated

Series 13, Paint By Number Kits, undated

Series 14, Sheet Music, undated
Biographical / Historical:
The concept of paint by number was conceived in 1949 by Max Klein (1922-1993) engineer and owner of the Palmer Paint Sales Company and commercial artist John Daniel (Dan) Robbins (1925-2019). Klein was interested in increasing paint sales when he presented Dan Robbins, the company's creator of package designs and children's book illustrations, the challenge. Under the Craft Master name, they created kits with the assistance of other artists who helped Robbins with the task of making the outlines, creating transparent overlays, painting, printing, and proofing artwork. Both Klein's and Robbins's wives spent time painting samples for Craft Master to test and display. In 1959 Klein sold Craft Master which he set up as a separate company after the product became so successful. It has since gone through several ownerships.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Every Man a Rembrandt! Episode 188, May 1954, demonstrates manufacturing painting sets with numbers. Palmer Paint Sales Company, Detroit, Michigan.

Materials at the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Division of Social History, Exhibition Records Accession 04-069

Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibition Records Accession 08-051

Division of Social History, National Museum of American History

See http://americanhistory.si.edu/paint/reminiscence.html

Materials at Other Organizations

Paint By Numbers Museum

Detroit Historical Society

Detroit Historical Museum

Museum of Modern Art
Separated Materials:
Related objects located in the Division of Home and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life).
Provenance:
Collection donated by Jacquelyn Schiffman, September 21, 1997.
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:
Art, American -- 1930-1960  Search this
Leisure -- United States  Search this
Painting -- 1930-1960  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Designs
Layouts -- 1930-1960
Sheet music -- 1920-1960
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
Paint By Numbers Collection, circa 1952-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0544
See more items in:
Paint By Number Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep899a7d50a-5632-4e4e-abed-328e28e1eb02
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0544
Online Media:

March in Brown, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Subject:
Avery, March  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1954
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Portrait female--Child  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8C990019
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426530

Children at the Seaside, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1935
Topic:
Children  Search this
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8D010002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426550

Gaspe - Pink Sky, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1940
Topic:
Landscape--Canada--Gaspe  Search this
Architecture exterior  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8D040007
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426823

Maternity, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1950
Topic:
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8D060004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426873

Milliner, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1945
Topic:
Figure female--Waist length  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8D060005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426874

Figures by the Sea, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Grace Borgenicht Gallery New York New York
Date:
1960
Topic:
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Figure group--Female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8D060008
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426877

Chinese Checkers, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Subject:
Avery, March  Search this
Spagna, Vincent  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1940
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Checkers  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8D060052
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426928

Sea Gazers, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue New York New York 10021 Accession Number: 77.1.1
Date:
1956
Topic:
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8C380001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_421566

Saratoga Lake, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Waddington Galleries London England
Date:
1955
Topic:
Landscape--New York--Saratoga  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Swimming  Search this
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8C990018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426528

French Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Grace Borgenicht Gallery New York New York
Date:
1953
Topic:
Landscape--France  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8D020018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426657

Black Umbrella, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1956
Topic:
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Leisure  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8D060023
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426893

Double Wave, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1954
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8D060030
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426901

Circus, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1939
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Performing Arts--Circus  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8D060053
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426929

Sunset, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 58.40
Date:
1952
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape--Time--Sunset  Search this
Landscape--Time--Evening  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681181
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_387296

Bicycle Rider by the Loire, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Flint Institute of Arts 1120 East Kearsley Street Flint Michigan 48503 Accession Number: 1990.19
Date:
1954
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Figure--Full length  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Bicycling  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24370031
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_366080

March on the Balcony, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Subject:
Avery, March  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Phillips Collection 1600-1612 21st Street, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20009-1090
Date:
1952
Topic:
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Figure group--Female & Child  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Balcony  Search this
Architecture--Boat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08750482
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_425383

Dunes and Sea, (painting)

Painter:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1960
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8D060006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_426875

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