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Gathering Autumn Leaves

Artist:
Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910  Search this
Medium:
Brush and oil paint on wood panel
Type:
figures
Painting
Object Name:
Painting
Made in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1877
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.
Accession Number:
1917-14-3
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1917-14-3

Venus and Cupid Sleeping

Artist:
Gérard de Lairesse, Dutch, 1641–1711  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on white laid paper
Type:
figures
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
Netherlands
Date:
ca. 1700
Accession Number:
1957-41-228
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1957-41-228

Oeuvre

Designer:
Jean Bérain the Elder, French, 1640–1711  Search this
Medium:
Etching on off white laid paper.
Type:
ornament
Book
Object Name:
Book
Made in:
France
Date:
ca. 1709
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-201
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-201
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No title

Inventor:
François Boucher, French, 1703–1770  Search this
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book of engravings
Object Name:
Book of engravings
Made in:
France
Date:
1703–70
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-203
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-203
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Le Schoenburg from river

Medium:
Glass
Object Name:
Slide
Type:
Slide
Date:
20th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Frances Morris
Accession Number:
1945-201-89
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1945-201-89

Tree Of Hope

Collection Creator:
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003  Search this
Container:
Box 177, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright.
Collection Citation:
Benny Carter Collection, 1928-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Benny Carter Collection
Benny Carter Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.7: 2004 Music Addenda
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0757-ref4385

Tree of Hope (PS & P)

Collection Creator:
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003  Search this
Container:
Box 28, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright.
Collection Citation:
Benny Carter Collection, 1928-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Benny Carter Collection
Benny Carter Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Original Music
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0757-ref553

Oyster Bay -- Nouri Garden

Tree specialist:
Weiler, Jack  Search this
Landscaper:
Weiler, Jack  Search this
Former owner:
Marton-Smith Mr.  Search this
Iselin, Adrien  Search this
Landscape designer:
Walsh, Donald  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Nouri Garden (Oyster Bay, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau -- Oyster Bay
Scope and Contents:
One file that includes worksheets and photocopies of aerial images, and 9 digital images.
General:
The Nouri Garden is an estate of nearly 25 acres, part of a larger property on which trees were planted by the Olmsted Brothers firm prior to the building of this house in 1949. Many mature trees and shrubs comprise the current garden, including lengthy clipped yew hedges around the swimming pool, clipped holly at the entrance gate, clipped boxwood at the foundation of the house and at the swimming pool, Japanese maples near the pool, many rhododendron, pines and other evergreens and copper beech. Daffodils planted along the driveway and other bulbs and annuals add color to the grounds according to the seasons.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Adrien Iselin (former owners, beginning in 1949); Mr. and Mrs. Marton-Smith (former owners, until 1967); Jack Weiler (tree specialist and landscaper, 1960s to present); Donald Walsh (landscape designer 1990s); Olmsted Brothers (landscape designers, dates unknown).
See others in:
Garden Club of American Collection, ca. 1920- [ongoing].
Related Materials:
Records related to this site prior to it being subdivided can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 07465 C. Oliver Iselin in Brookville, New York.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Oyster Bay  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY899
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27017

Lucretia Deming Family Account Book

Creator:
Deming, Lucretia  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Account books
Family papers
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1880-1890
Litchfield (Conn.) -- 1880-1890
Date:
1883 January 1-1887 April 27
Scope and Contents:
This is a single household account book for the period from January 1, 1883 through April 27, 1887, maintained by Lucretia Deming until two days before her death. The final entry is $120.05 for the payment of Litchfield property taxes.

The accounts record daily expenditures in substantial detail, i.e oysters, candy, bread, oil, Century Magazine, etc. There are also regular entries by firm name only, i.e. Park and Tilford, New York City Ice Company, Belden Brothers, and Grannis and Elmore, a dry goods store. Pew rent is recorded for a Congregational Church in Litchfield and for a Presbyterian Church in New York City. There are entries for the wages of servants, both male and female, several of whom accompanied her from Litchfield to New York and return, as well as summary records of each servant's wages by month and year.

Memoranda in the back of the book are mostly New York addresses for dentists, cabinet makers, dress makers, charities, employment bureaus. There are a number of names and addresses not otherwise identified, probably those of friends.

One entry of June 15, 1883 describes the origin of several young hickory trees on the south side of the home lot (Litchfield) as nuts from land once owned by Julius Deming, Esq." Entries are handwritten in ink and are clear and readable. Some of the pages are loosening but the ledger is in generally good condition.
Biographical / Historical:
Lucretia Deming was born in Litchfield, Connecticut on August 13, 1804 and died in New York City on April 29, 1887. She was the youngest of eight children of Julius Deming and Dorothy Champion Deming, his cousin. Julius Deming served through the Revolutionary War under his uncle, Colonel Henry Champion, Principal Assistant Commissary General for the department of the east. Captain Julius Deming accompanied the convoy which crossed the Hudson and delivered the supplies to Valley Forge that saved General Washington's troops from starvation. He also carried the funds to Philadelphia to pay the New England forces. On one occasion the sum was so large (pay and arrears) that a troop of horses escorted him.

In 1790 Julius Deming began to build the family mansion in Litchfield, Connecticut. The architect, William Sprats, was also responsible for a number of noteworthy buildings in Connecticut and along the Hudson River. The Deming house later became known as the Lindens because of a double row of trees planted by Lucretia Deming. It remained in the family for an unbroken period of one hundred and twenty years from 1790 until 1910. Upon Lucretia Deming's death the estate was inherited by her nephew, Julius Deming Perkins, the surviving son of her sister Clarissa and Julius Deming's oldest grand son.

The account book records expenses for the Lindens and the New York winter home (9 W. 20th) for the last years of Lucretia Deming's life. Both the household accounts and a description of the family homes and their furnishings in the Litchfield Historical Society give evidence of gracious living and substantial wealth. The only references to its source speak of Julius Deming as a businessman and merchant. He left a large fortune at his death on January 23, 1838.

Lucretia Deming was one of the early pupils of Miss Pierce's famous School for Young Ladies. According to family records in the Litchfield Historical Society she led a sheltered, upright and pleasant life, in Litchfield in the summer and New York City in the winter. She loved flowers, made serious study of botany and gave special attention to the flower garden which bloomed from May until December. The novels of Sir Walter Scott, popular when she was young, were favorites of hers as were the sermons and prayers of Dr. Lyman Beecher.

Miss Deming, her sister Mary and her brother Charles lived together in the family homes. Mary died in 1847; Charles in 1852. Her nephew and niece and their families were frequent visitors in both Litchfield and New York. Mr. and Mrs. Julius Deming Perkins and their children spent their winters with Miss Deming in her New York home. Every autumn Mr. and Mrs. Quincy with their little son and daughter visited the family home in Litchfield before returning to their own town house for the winter.

The Litchfield Enquirer of May 5, 1887, a few days after Miss Deming's death, stated "...Her excellent native abilities had been so cultivated by reading and observation, that her judgement in practical matters was almost unerring and in public affairs, especially English politics, she took great interest and was well informed to the last day of her life. Her thoughts were expressed in clear and concise language..."
Related Materials:
Several other household account books, a record of income and investments, two bank books and a forty eight page Quarto of the visits of Miss Deming's friends are in the Litchfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.
Provenance:
The account book was in the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.
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:
Domestic life  Search this
Family -- 1880-1890  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books -- 19th century
Family papers -- 1880-1890
Citation:
Lucretia Deming Family Account Book, Archives Center.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0173
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Lucretia Deming Family Account Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0173
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Oscar Fehrer papers

Creator:
Fehrer, Oscar, 1872-1958  Search this
Photographer:
Von Debschitz-Kunowski, Wanda  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1863-1958
Scope and Contents:
Biographical and personal documents, including family birth certificates, a family tree, a curriculum vitae, a Who's Who entry, and several brief chronologies of Fehrer's life; correspondence, 1895-1934, including ca. 50 business and personal letters received and letters sent to his daughter Catherine; and 113 photographs of Fehrer, his family (including 1 of Fehrer and his daughter Elizabeth by Wanda Von Debschitz-Kunowski, 1911), friends, homes, studios, paintings and other works of art which Fehrer admired and copied. The remainder of the collection, ca. 1,000 items, consists of printed material, undated and 1890's-1950's, including books, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and exhibition catalogues.
Arrangement:
Papers are organized into groups by materials type: biographical and personal documents, correspondence, printed material and publications, and photographs. Within each group the arrangement is chronological.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Lyme, Conn.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by Catherine and Elizabeth Fehrer, Oscar Fehrer's daughters.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Connecticut -- Lyme  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American -- Connecticut -- Lyme  Search this
Artists' studios -- Connecticut -- Lyme -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fehrosca
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fehrosca

MS 948 Kwakiutl texts with interlinear translations

Collector:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Extent:
414 Pages
Culture:
Kwakiutl Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1897
Scope and Contents:
Manuscript in black ink with red ink, blue and black pencil changes in unidentified handwriting.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 948
Local Note:
autograph manuscript document
Topic:
Kwakiutl language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw)  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 948, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS948
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms948
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The invertebrate tree of life Gonzalo Giribet, Gregory D. Edgecombe

Author:
Giribet, Gonzalo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2001127689 http://viaf.org/viaf/64224807  Search this
Edgecombe, Gregory D http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n97101604 http://viaf.org/viaf/105068020  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (609 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2020
Topic:
Invertebrates  Search this
Invertebrates--Phylogeny  Search this
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution  Search this
Call number:
QL362 .G57 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unlimited users
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145397

Latin American dendroecology combining tree-ring sciences and ecology in a megadiverse territory Marín Pompa-García, J. Julio Camarero, editors

Author:
Pompa-García, Marín  Search this
Camarero, J. Julio (Jesús Julio) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb2018002549 http://viaf.org/viaf/23151836470820400336  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (384 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Place:
Latin America
Date:
2020
Topic:
Forest ecology  Search this
Dendrochronology  Search this
Call number:
QH77.L25 L37 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Non-linear
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145403

Saplings, (painting)

Painter:
Kahn, Wolf 1927-2020  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 46900103
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_452889

In the Sanctuary (Amherst College), (painting)

Painter:
Kahn, Wolf 1927-2020  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Amherst College Mead Art Museum Amherst Massachusetts 01002 Accession Number: 2004.15
Date:
1998
Topic:
Landscape--Massachusetts--Amherst  Search this
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Architecture exterior--Education--College  Search this
Architecture exterior--Education--Amherst College  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20091066
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_460583

Cabin behind Herman Tasha's, (painting)

Painter:
Kahn, Wolf 1927-2020  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Grace Borgenicht Gallery New York New York
Date:
1956
Topic:
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Cottage  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F970112
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_474787

The Seven Days of Creation, screen (unfinished) [decorative arts] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Lascari, Salvatore 1884-1967  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1919
Topic:
Allegory--Life--Creation  Search this
Religion--Old Testament--Genesis  Search this
Religion--Old Testament--Garden of Eden  Search this
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0035763
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_35764

Pittsburgh -- Mellon Park (Walled Garden in Mellon Park)

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Photographer:
Seamans, Joseph  Search this
Denmarsh, Alexander  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Mellon Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
31 digital images (2007-2019), 14 35 mm slides (circa 1980) and 2 file folders including copies of historic photographs (dates unknown, 1956, 1970, 1974) and a copy of the 1934 Country Life pictorial feature on the Mellon garden.
Varying Form:
Also known as Mellon Estate.
General:
Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Beatty Mellon and Jennie King Mellon (former owners, 1910-1938); Richard King Mellon (former owner, 1938-1943); City of Pittsburgh (owner, 1943- ); Ferruccio Vitale (1875-1933) & Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (1890-1957) and Gilmore D. Clarke (landscape architects, 1927-1929); Frederick R. Bonci and Natalie Byrd Plecity, LaQuatra Bonci Associates (landscape architects, 2005- ); Edmond Romulus Amateis (1897-1981) (sculptor of fountain, 1929); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (iron work, 1929); Janet C. Zweig (1950- ) (artist, 2008-2010); Hal Hilbish (lighting designer, circa 2008).
The half-acre walled garden was the renaissance garden situated behind the grand estate of the Mellon family; the mansion was demolished in 1940. Land was donated to Pittsburgh and maintained as a public park, but gardens inevitably declined. The nonprofit Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, members of the Garden Club of Allegheny County and master gardeners provided maintenance, but the restoration of this garden was impelled by the desire of the Seamans family to create a memorial for their daughter, Ann Katherine Seamans. Original features remained: the tapestry brick wall on three sides, limestone steps for the classical processional through the garden, two Samuel Yellin wrought iron gates, and the pink granite fountain by sculptor Edmond R. Amateis backed by a terrace and stone wall. A raised octagonal flower bed below the steps was reconstructed, and holly hedges partially form a fourth wall where the house stood. Restored flagstone walkways around the rectangular lawn are bordered by plantings on either side including allées of Japanese stewartia, sun and shade perennials, spring bulbs, black gum trees for shade, understory magnolia and serviceberry, and woody shrubs including oakleaf hydrangea and Delaware Valley azaleas. The walled garden was reopened as a public park in 2010.

The memorial is an art installation within the lawn: 150 fiber optic light sticks depicting constellations, planets and stars as they were over Pittsburgh on the day and time of Ann Seamans' birth. Each light is labeled on a small disk and there is an interpretive sign on a raised overlook with a limestone bench in one corner. Artist Janet Zweig conceived the project that was installed by wiring each light stick into conduits under the lawn. The garden has park benches around the perimeter and lightweight movable furniture on the terrace.

Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Beatty Mellon and Jennie King Mellon (former owners, 1910-1938); Richard King Mellon (former owner, 1938-1943); City of Pittsburgh (owner, 1943- ); Ferruccio Vitale (1875-1933) & Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (1890-1957) and Gilmore D. Clarke (landscape architects, 1927-1929); Frederick R. Bonci and Natalie Byrd Plecity, LaQuatra Bonci Associates (landscape architects, 2005- ); Edmond Romulus Amateis (1897-1981) (sculptor of fountain, 1929); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (iron work, 1929); Janet C. Zweig (1950- ) (artist, 2008-2010); Hal Hilbish (lighting designer, circa 2008).
Related Materials:
Related materials at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the James Van Trump Archives (Pittsburgh History and Landmark's Foundation?). See also the Archives of American Gardens' J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA407
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32268

Dumb, Goofy, Maniac, Nutty

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder C
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1952, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Includes: "All Nuts Don't Grow on Trees," "Maniac Waltz ," "Neurotic You and Psychopathic Me," and "Nutsey Fagan." (16 items)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 17: The Human Condition, Physical, Mental, Behavioral
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 17: The Human Condition, Physical, Mental, Behavioral / 17.3: Crazy, Foolish / Crazy, Foolish, Goofy, Nutty
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s17-ref89

Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 19: Art and Literature

Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
12 Boxes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1830-1983
undated
Summary:
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age.

Series 19, Art and Literature contains approximately 860 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting popular attitudes towards art and literature in the United States.

An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
Scope and Contents note:
Series 19, Art and Literature, 1830-1983, undated, contains approximately 860 pieces of sheet music and other materials documenting popular attitudes towards art and literature in the United State. The dates always refer to copyright of the music and not to the subject on the cover, songwriter's life, or other events. In addition, there are two folders of ephemera arranged in the same subseries order as the music listing, which is described following the Container List.

Subseries 1, Art and Artists, 1839-1977, undated, these songs and instrumental compositions reference fine arts and famous artists such as da Vinci.

Subseries 2, Cover Artists and Early Lithograph Covers, 1830-1931, undated, sheet music cover artists are the largest part of this section, which also includes daguerreotypes, die cut chromolithographs, and early lithographs. More than half of the items in this subseries are E. T. Paull covers. Also see Series 9.4 with images of men and women on the covers.

Subseries 3, Photography, 1848-1966, contains songs with "picture" in the title and songs about photography.

Subseries 4, Carving and Whittling, 1906-1947, most of the titles are about carving. Also see Series 12.1, Plants and Animals/Trees.

Subseries 5, Books, Diary, and Stories, 1849-1983, undated, contains songs about books and diaries; author Charles Dickens; and imaginary characters such as brownies, elves, fairies, gnomes, imps, and midgets.

Subseries 6, Poets and Poetry, 1836-1969, undated, contains songs about poets and poetry, including several with lyrics by, or inspired by, poets such as Browning, Longfellow, Riley, Shakespeare, and Tennyson.

Ephemera: Two folders are in Ephemera Box 67.

Material related to this series within the DeVincent Collection may be found in Series 9, Family and Community Life and Series 12, Plants and Animals.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 7 subseries.

19.1: Art and Artists

19.2: Cover Artists and Early Lithograph Covers

19.3: Photography

19.4: Carving and Whittling

19.5: Books, Diary, and Stories

19.6: Poets and Poetry

19.7: Ephemera
Materials in Other Organizations:
Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

This collection contains duplicates of materials in the Smithsonian collection, as well as materials acquired by Mr. DeVincent after the donation to the Smithsonian. The phonograph records described above were transferred to the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Donald J. Stubblebine Collection of Musical Theater and Motion Picture Sheet Music and Reference Material, 1843-2010 (AC1211)
Forms Part Of:
Series 19: Art and Literature forms part of the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music .

An ongoing, updated list of DeVincent topical series is available via the Smithsonian finding aid portal.
Provenance:
This collection was purchased by the Smithsonian Institution in 1988 from Sam and Nancy Lee DeVincent.
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.
Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0300.S19
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 19: Art and Literature
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s19
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