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Oral history interview with Edwin and Louise Rosskam, 1965 August 3

Interviewee:
Rosskam, Edwin, 1903-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Wolcott, Marion Post  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
Taylor, Dorothea Lange  Search this
Wright, Richard  Search this
Vachon, John  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13112
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213752
AAA_collcode_rosska65
Theme:
Photography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213752
Online Media:

Folder 14 SI Photography Exhibit, 1996

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Archives. Institutional History Division  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-064, Smithsonian Institution, Archives, Institutional History Division, Professional Activities Files
See more items in:
Professional Activities Files
Professional Activities Files / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-064-refidd1e529

Aline Meyer Liebman papers, 1906-1978

Creator:
Liebman, Aline Meyer, 1879-1966  Search this
Subject:
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Lachaise, Gaston  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Strand, Paul  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212345
AAA_collcode_liebalin
Theme:
Women
The Art Market
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212345

Spirit of Sisterhood

Maker:
Aida Muluneh, born 1974, Ethiopia  Search this
Medium:
Silver dye bleach (cibachrome) print on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 101.2 x 76.1 cm (39 13/16 x 29 15/16 in.)
Type:
Photograph
Geography:
Ethiopia
Date:
2000
Topic:
female  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
2004-3-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 2000 Aida Muluneh
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys74d36c24f-b48b-42b9-a960-eb48aefb702d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2004-3-1

ST'A'DER

Designer:
Karl Gustav Olsson, Swedish, b. 1947  Search this
Medium:
Screen print, black ink on blue wove paper
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Made in:
Lund, Sweden
Date:
1992
Credit Line:
Gift of K.G. Olsson
Accession Number:
1998-43-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright Notice:
© KG Olsson
See more items in:
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/kq440c3e0c8-5d96-4dd5-b0b5-96f4a1d9d473
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1998-43-1

Untitled

Title:
Photographic print of a girl with a doll
Photograph by:
Milton Williams, American, born 1940  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image and Sheet): 11 x 13 7/8 in. (27.9 x 35.2 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 21, 1979
Topic:
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Play  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Milton Williams Archives
Object number:
2011.15.105
Restrictions & Rights:
© Milton Williams
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fcf3af7c-5b4e-41f3-ab1a-108c389b776a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.15.105
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World Exposition of Photography Exhibition, 1965-1966

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 6/14/2013 memorandum, Johnstone to Wallace; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-149, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-149-refidd1e887

Focus Gallery records

Creator:
Focus Gallery  Search this
Names:
George Eastman House  Search this
Torren Gallery  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Brandt, Bill  Search this
Bullock, Wynn  Search this
Caponigro, Paul, 1932-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Dater, Judy  Search this
Heinecken, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Hosoe, Eikō, 1933  Search this
Johnston, Helen, 1916-1989  Search this
Leibovitz, Annie, 1949-  Search this
Porter, Eliot, 1901-  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry, 1934-  Search this
Weston, Brett  Search this
Extent:
11.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1963-1987
Summary:
The records of San Francisco Focus Gallery measure 11.8 linear feet and date from 1963-1987. The bulk of the collection consists of exhibition files. There are also artists files, sales information, correspondence, and scattered records of the gallery's companion bookshop.
Scope and Contents:
The records of San Francisco's Focus Gallery measure 11.8 linear feet and date from 1963-1987. The bulk of the collection consists of exhibition files. There are also artists files, sales information, correspondence, and scattered records of the gallery's companion bookshop.

Exhibition files comprise the bulk of the collection and generally contain a wide range of materials including correspondence, short biographies, forms requesting artists' background information, flyers, booklets, brochures, checklists, loan agreements, sales records, news releases, and photographs and negatives. Among the many photographers exhibited were Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Wynn Bullock, Paul Caponigro, Imogen Cunningham, Judy Dater, Robert Heinecken, Eikoh Hosoe, Annie Leibovitz, Eliot Porter, Aaron Siskind, Jerry Uelsmann, and Brett Weston.

A relatively small amount of general business correspondence includes orders and payments for photographic prints, books, and magazine subscriptions, some personal notes, and requests for information about how to submit for exhibitions and for exhibition schedules. Correspondents include customers, photographers, publishers, law firms, museum, and colleges and universities. Correspondence from the founding year contains Johnston's letters to various venues prominent in art photography, such as George Eastman House. There is also a letter to Ansel Adams requesting prints to sell or for a small opening exhibit.

Additional records include artists' files; sales and inventory records containing print and bookshop inventories, general pricing information and receipts for photographs; and printed materials including flyers and brochures, bookshop catalogs and news releases. There are also scattered administrative records, including gallery history, a file on the Toren Gallery and five owner's notebooks, as well as The Imogen Cunningham Trust files documenting Focus Gallery's interactions with the trust before and after Cunningham's death regarding photographs printed and signed by her; financial and legal files; and guest books.

Documents in the collection that pre-date the founding of the gallery are found in the Toren Gallery file and a few of the exhibition files.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1963-1985 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1966-1987 (Boxes 1-2; 1 linear foot)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1966-1985 (Boxes 2-10; 8.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Artists Files, 1966-1978 (Boxes 10-11; 0 .5 linear feet)

Series 5: Financial and Legal Files, 1966-1987 (Box 11; 0 .2 linear feet)

Series 6: Sales and Inventories, 1966-1987 (Box 11; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1966-1987 (Boxes 11-12; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Guest Books, 1966-1970, 1978-1985 (Boxes 12-13; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Focus Gallery was founded by Helen Head Johnson (1916-1989) in 1966 on Union Street in San Francisco. The gallery exhibited and sold primarily art photographs and other contemporary art.

Helen Head Johnston believed that photography deserved its own exhibition space. As stated in the gallery's first press release, "in seeking to encourage print collecting it (the gallery) offers not only a show place but also a market place for photographers." While retaining an emphasis on Bay Area photographers, the gallery's exhibitions soon became international in scope, featuring little known and well-established photographers through both solo and group exhibitions. With few exceptions, the gallery's policy was to feature an artist only once. To help keep the gallery going in its early days, Johnston started a bookshop mail-order business. At the time of its closing in August 1985, Focus Gallery was the longest continuously operating photography gallery in the country. The bookshop continued in another location for an additional two years.

The collection is arranged as 8 series

Series 1: Administrative records, 1963-1985, (Box 1 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1966-1987, undated (Box 1-2 1 linear foot)

Series 3: Exhibition files, 1966-1985 (Box 2-10 8.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Artists files, 1966-1978, undated (Box 10-11, 9 folders)

Series 5: Financial and Legal files, 1966-1987 (Box 11 6 folders)

Series 6: Sales and Inventories, 1966-1987, undated (Box 11 11 folders)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1966-1987, undated (Box 11 and Hol 12 7 folders)

Series 8: Guest Books, 1966-1985 (Hol 12-13 6 folders)
Related Materials:
Among the holding of the Archives of American Art is an untranscribed interview of Helen Johnston by Louise Katzman or Irene Borger in the collection Interviews of California Photographers 1981 Jun.-Nov.20.

Helen Johnston left her private photography collection to the de Saisset Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Provenance:
The Focus Gallery records were donated by the estate of owner Helen Johnston, care of Gerald O'Conner, executor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Focus Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Visitors' books  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Photography -- Exhibitions  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographic art galleries -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photographers -- United States  Search this
Gallery owners -- local  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art dealers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Focus Gallery records, 1963-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.focugall
See more items in:
Focus Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-focugall
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Biren, Joan E. (JEB)

Series Collector:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Series Donor:
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Becker, John M.  Search this
Gay Officers Action League. GOAL  Search this
Heritage of Pride (HOP)  Search this
Rohrbaugh, Richard  Search this
Series Creator:
Hirsch, Leonard  Search this
Guest, Barbara  Search this
Barna, Joseph T.  Search this
Guest, Michael E.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-2018, undated
Scope and Contents:
This series contains material collected by and related to JEB (Joan E. Biren) noted lesbian photographer and "internationally recognized documentary artist". This series is arranged chronologically. This series contains publications, calendars, postcards, catalogues from photography exhibitions, press about JEB's exhibitions, and other items using JEB's photography. There is advertising and promotion material from her book, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians. This series contains material from JEB's documentaries, For Love and For Life about the 1987 March on Washington and A Simple Matter of Justice, about the April 1993 March on Washington. This series also contains the press clipping and press release files for the 1993 March on Washington used for A Simple Matter of Justice.

Subseries 1, Xerographic Copies of Photoprints, ?-?, undated. In some instances, the copyright date that is sometimes stamped on the print is obviously not the date the photograph was taken.

Subseries 2, Posters and Oversize Advertisement, 1973-2009, undated
Series Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Series Citation:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1146, Series 5
See more items in:
Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1146-ref654

Maloney, Tom

Collection Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Reel 5210, Frame 974-1125
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1938, 1955-1970
Scope and Contents note:
(correspondence concerning advertising and publicity ideas; judging of photography exhibition, and articles for Camera magazine)
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 Rockwell Kent papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
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 1: Alphabetical Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kentrock-ref2418

F. Holland Day papers, 1858-1977

Creator:
Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933  Search this
Subject:
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Ward-Perkins, Charlotte  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
White, Clarence H.  Search this
Hollyer, Frederick  Search this
Guiney, Louise Imogen  Search this
Woodbury, Jennie R.  Search this
Cox, George Collins  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Cram, Ralph Adams  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon  Search this
Craigie, Reginald  Search this
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa)  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude  Search this
Weil, Mathilde  Search this
Evans, Frederick H.  Search this
Copeland, Herbert  Search this
Baston, Estelle  Search this
Copeland and Day (Firm)  Search this
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5782
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208621
AAA_collcode_dayfhol
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208621

Mark Green papers

Creator:
Green, Mark L., 1932-2004  Search this
Names:
Nanny Goat Hill Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Albright, Thomas  Search this
Berman, Shirley  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939-  Search this
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-  Search this
Hull, Leonard  Search this
Johnson, Robert E. (Robert Emory), 1932-  Search this
Kauffman, Bob  Search this
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969  Search this
Kessler, Chester  Search this
Mitchell, J. Oliver  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 -- Photographs  Search this
Rennie, Helen J., 1906-1989  Search this
Rigney, Francis J. (Francis Joseph), 1923-  Search this
Stauber, Jerome  Search this
Taylor, Edward Silverstone  Search this
Whalen, Philip  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Photographs
Date:
1954-1991
bulk 1954-1978
Summary:
The papers of San Francisco Beat era photographer, journalist, and poet Mark Green consist of correspondence, biographical information, photographs, Nanny Goat Hill Gallery exhibition announcements, printed materials, and exhibition files for "Rolling Renaissance" (1968) and "A Kind of Beatness: Photographs of a North Beach Era, 1950-1965" (1975) exhibitions that Green helped to organize. Photographs by Mark Green are of notable figures and places in the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Robert Rauschenberg, and Clyfford Still, as well as photographs by others of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Mark Green, and Jack Kerouac among others.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of San Francisco Beat photographer, journalist, and poet Mark Green consist of biographical information, correspondence, exhibition files, printed materials, scattered writings, and photographs. Photographs by Mark Green are of notable figures and places in the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Robert Rauschenberg, and Clyfford Still, as well as photographs by others of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Mark Green, and Jack Kerouac among others.

One folder of correspondence includes letters from Jay DeFeo, Wallace and Shirley Berman, and Robert Emory Johnson. Exhibition files are found for two Beat exhibitions that Mark Green assisted in organizing: "Rolling Renaissance", 1968 and "A Kind of Beatness: Photographs of a North Beach Era, 1950-1965", 1975. Exhibition files contain correspondence, photographs of work exhibited and installation views, clippings, announcements and catalogs. Photographs are of Thomas Albright, Francis Ford Coppola, Allen Ginsberg, Leonard Hull, Robert Emory Johnson, Bob Kauffman, J. Oliver Mitchell, Francis Rigney, Jerome Stauber, and Edward Silverstone Taylor. Correspondents include include Thomas Albright, Wallace Berman, Bill Eisenlord, Alfred Frankensten, Allen Ginsberg, Helen Johnson of the Focus Gallery, Robert Emory Johnson, Chester Kessler, and Philip Whalen.

Mark Green's writings include a history of the Nanny Goat Hill Gallery, a statement about his photography, and various notes.

Printed materials consist of clippings, exhibition announcements for the San Francisco area and Nanny Goat Hill Gallery, and comic books.

The series of photographs is particularly rich due to Green's thoughtful and informative reflections written on the back of many of the photographs. The majority of the photographs identify the photographer, sitter, date, and place. Many times, Green included his own recollections of the particular sitter or photographer as well. In addition to photographs of Mark Green, there are photographs taken by Green and others of important Beat Movement figures. There are also photographs of beatnick "hot-spots" including the Co-Existence Bagel Shop, The Cellar, and The Place.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1967-1970s (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1959-1976 (Box 1, 3; 1 folder)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1954-1975 (Box 1, 3; 13 folders)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1974-1978 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1959-1978 (Box 1-3; 8 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, 1950s-1970s (Box 2-3; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Mark Green (1932-) moved to San Francisco and became active in the "Beat Movement" as a photographer, writer, and arts advocate. He helped organize two major group exhibitions of beat-era arts and also founded the Nanny Goat Hill Gallery in San Francisco.

Green was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio in 1932, and attended the University of Miami, Florida from 1950-1952. After taking classes in journalism and philosophy, Green began a career in media and worked as a copy-boy, reporter, and correspondent at various newspapers throughout the United States until 1956.

In 1957, Green moved to San Francisco and worked as a bartender at the Co-Existence Bagel Shop, a local spot for Beat gatherings. It was during this time that Green became involved with the Beat Movement and the San Francisco Renaissance. Green became friends with "Beatnick" figures including Edward Silverstone Taylor and Patricia Marx who encouraged him to take up photography. Green's poems were published in Beatitude and The Real Bohemia.

A more prolific photographer than poet, Mark Green exhibited his photographs at Seven Arts Gallery, the Critic's Choice San Francisco Art Festival (1964), the Focus Gallery, and the "San Francisco Renaissance" at the Gotham Book Mart and Gallery (1975). He was active in organizing group exhibitions including the "Rolling Renaissance" (1968) and "A Kind of Beatness: Photographs of a North Beach Era, 1950-1965" (1975). Additionally, Green founded the Nanny Goat Hill Gallery (1972-1974) to give little-known artists an outlet to exhibit their works.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history interview with Robert Emory Johnson by Paul Karlstrom on March 14, 1975 that details the history of the Rolling Renaissance exhibition organized in part by Mark Green.
Provenance:
Mark Green donated his papers in 1974, 1976, 1979, and 1991.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Mark Green papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Poets -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Bohemianism -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photography -- Exhibitions -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Journalists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photography -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Photographs
Citation:
Mark Green papers, 1954-1991, bulk 1954-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.greemark
See more items in:
Mark Green papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-greemark
Online Media:

Ask an Expert -- Beyond "Beyond" -- An Overview of Michael Benson's Visions of Our Solar System

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-08-05T15:38:50.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_UPZw_WD3Z_E

Edward Steichen portraits of Charles Lang Freer

Creator:
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Names:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (photographic prints, black and white)
Type:
Archival materials
Portraits
Photographs
Platinum prints
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1916
Scope and Contents:
Three photographic platinum prints, signed by Steichen in pencil on the image, numbered in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse.
Arrangement:
Stored in one box.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Steichen (1879-1973) was an American painter and photographer born in Bivange, Luxembourg. He became a naturalized citizen in 1900. Steichen began his career as a fine art painter, but he soon took up the pictorialist approach to photography, going on to establish the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession with Alfred Stieglitz. During World War I, Steichen moved into straight photography, serving as Director of the Naval Photographic Institute during World War II and winning an Academy Award for Best Documentary for his 1945 film "The Fighting Lady". He is perhaps most well-known for his curatorial work for the 1955 photography exhibition "The Family of Man" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Steichen selected more than 500 images from professional and amateur photographers in over 68 countries to depict universal themes of the human experience, such as birth, death, war and illness. The exhibition traveled to 38 countries and was viewed by over 9 million people, resulting in an equally successful book of the same name, which included an introduction by Steichen's brother-in-law, the poet Carl Sandburg.
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919) was an American railroad-car manufacturer from Detroit, Michigan who amassed a large fortune as one of the founders of the Peninsular Car Company, which would go on to become American Car and Foundry. In the latter part of the 19th century, Freer was diagnosed with neurasthenia, the prescribed treatment for which was usually rest and avoidance of stressful activities. Freer began collecting art, starting with American masters and impressionist painters. Early on, Freer met and began collecting the works of James Whistler, who advised him to start collecting Asian art. Freer traveled to China, Japan and Korea, amassing a large private collection. Early in the twentieth century, Freer decided to donate his art to the public; in 1916, construction began on what is now known as the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution. The building, which was paid for by Freer, cost one million dollars. Completion was delayed by World War I and the gallery was not opened until 1923. Freer died in 1919, leaving the bulk of his art collection to the federal government. This photograph comes originally from the Estate of Clarence P. Freer, nephew of Charles Lang Freer.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.01.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Portraits -- Men
Photographs
Platinum Prints
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 12.01.1
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.1: Portraits of Freer
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3163
Online Media:

Visions of city & country : prints and photographs of nineteenth-century France / Bonnie L. Grad and Timothy A. Riggs

Author:
Grad, Bonnie Lee 1949-  Search this
Riggs, Timothy A. 1942-  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Ackland Art Museum  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Physical description:
285 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
France
Date:
1982
C1982
19th century
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Photography--Exhibitions  Search this
In art  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NE647.3 .G73
NE647.3.G73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_162504

The International Pinhole Photography exhibition / curated by Bobbe Besold, Eric Renner ; essays by James R. Hugunin, Eric Renner ; organized by CCA, Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe

Author:
Besold, Bobbe  Search this
Renner, Eric  Search this
Hugunin, James  Search this
International Pinhole Photography Exhibition  Search this
Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
C1989
Topic:
Photography, Pinhole  Search this
Call number:
TR268 .I62 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434275

Imag(in)ing the Seminole : photographs and their use since 1880 : an exhibition / produced by the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, Florida ; [Alison Devine Nordström and Patricia West, curators]

Author:
Nordström, Alison Devine  Search this
West, Patsy  Search this
Southeast Museum of Photography  Search this
Subject:
Southeast Museum of Photography Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Florida
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
History--Exhibitions  Search this
Pictorial works--Exhibitions  Search this
Photography--History--Exhibitions  Search this
Photography in ethnology  Search this
Call number:
E99.S28 I31 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_491882

Sea change : the seascape in contemporary photography : Robert Adams ... [et al.] / Trudy Wilner Stack ; essays by James Hamilton-Paterson and Trudy Wilner Stack

Author:
Stack, Trudy Wilner  Search this
Hamilton-Paterson, James  Search this
University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 x 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
Topic:
Marine photography--Exhibitions  Search this
Sea in art  Search this
Photography of water  Search this
Call number:
TR670 .S73 1998X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_568169

Passion and precision : the photographer and Grand Prix racing 1894-1984 / by Dale Kistemaker and Kent James Smith

Author:
Kistemaker, Dale 1948-  Search this
Smith, Kent 1949-  Search this
Long Beach Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
119 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Photography of sports  Search this
Grand Prix racing--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
TR821 .K57 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_653158

Sarah Charlesworth, a retrospective / [organized by SITE Santa Fe ; curated by Louis Grachos and Susan Fisher Sterling ; with assistance from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego]

Author:
Charlesworth, Sarah 1947-2013  Search this
Grachos, Louis  Search this
Sterling, Susan Fisher  Search this
Phillips, Lisa 1954-  Search this
Hickey, Dave 1940-  Search this
Site Santa Fe (Gallery)  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego  Search this
National Museum of Women in the Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art  Search this
Subject:
Charlesworth, Sarah 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
149 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
[1997?]
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Composition (Photography)--Exhibitions  Search this
Photography, Handworked  Search this
Call number:
TR647.C48214 S5 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_536247

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