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Backgrounds for Better Living

Manufacturer:
Foto Murals of California  Search this
Medium:
Photomurals
Type:
Wallcoverings
Sample book
Object Name:
Sample book
Made in:
USA
Date:
1948
Credit Line:
Gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
1980-78-1
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Wallcoverings Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1980-78-1
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One of a set of twelve projects for the decoration of a wall to be placed at a height. Preceded by a title page.

Medium:
Pen, brush on sepia paper
Object Name:
Drawing
Type:
Drawing
Made in:
Italy
Date:
1675–99
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-2290
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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_1938-88-2290

The Torrazzo, Cremona

Artist:
Whitney Warren Jr., American, 1864–1943  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, graphite on thick cream wove paper tipped into binding with fabric
Type:
architecture
Album page
Object Name:
Album page
Made in:
Cremona, Lombardi, Italy
Place depicted:
Cremona, Lombardi, Italy
Date:
October 4, 1887
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. William Greenough
Accession Number:
1943-51-15
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_1943-51-15

[Trade catalogs from Johns-Manville Corp.]

Variant company name:
Jane's office, "Modern American home"  Search this
Company Name:
Johns-Manville Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Canadian Johns-Manville Co., Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
touting the benefits of asbestos products, flexboard, insulating board, tiles, permanent walls, siding, shingles, and some home designs
Includes:
Trade catalog and photographs
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
5 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York City, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_10450
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_10450

Liaunig Boat House

Collection Creator:
Novros, David, 1941-  Search this
Extent:
(Box 2, OV3; 0.2 linear ft.)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1998-2004
Scope and Contents note:
Among the designs for painted fresco walls are many small drawings in ink and color pencil. Description and narrative consists of a printed sheet with building specifications, and "Boat House Diary, Middleburgh, NY" kept by Novros. Diary entries dated Aug. 10-15, 2003 describe the process of painting the frescoes with the assistance of Jason, and note materials and techniques used.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
David Novros papers, 1963-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.novrdavi, Series 2
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David Novros papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-novrdavi-ref38

Designs for Painted Fresco Walls (original drawings)

Collection Creator:
Novros, David, 1941-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2001, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
David Novros papers, 1963-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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David Novros papers
David Novros papers / Series 2: Liaunig Boat House
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Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-novrdavi-ref41

Craig Kauffman papers

Creator:
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010  Search this
Names:
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Adams, Lisa, 1955-  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Moses, Ed, 1926-  Search this
Shapiro, Babe  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Motion pictures
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Date:
1946-1997
Summary:
The papers of artist and educator Craig Kauffman measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1946 to 1997. The collection comprises biographical materials including address books, 10 day journals, identification documents, oral history transcripts, student records, and a few writings; correspondence with Lisa Adams, Billy Al Bengston, Alan Lynch, Ed Moses, and Babe Shapiro; and correspondence between Kauffman and his family. Also found are records documenting Kauffman's professional and business activities; printed materials featuring Kauffman, his exhibitions, and artwork; and photographic materials and moving images that include portraits and snapshots of Kauffman, personal photographs, photos of travel and works of art, and 3 unidentified film reels.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist and educator Craig Kauffman measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1946 to 1997. The collection comprises biographical materials including address books, 10 day journals, identification documents, oral history transcripts, student records, and a few writings; correspondence with Lisa Adams, Billy Al Bengston, Alan Lynch, Ed Moses, and Babe Shapiro; and correspondence between Kauffman and his family. Also found are records documenting Kauffman's professional and business activities; printed materials featuring Kauffman, his exhibitions, and artwork; and photographic materials and moving images that include portraits and snapshots of Kauffman, personal photographs, photos of travel and works of art, and 3 unidentified film reels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1950-1990 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1956-1996 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 6)

Series 3: Professional and Business Records, 1950-1996 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 2, 6)

Series 4: Printed Materials, 1946-1997 (2.2 linear feet; Boxes 2-4, 6, OV 7)

Series 5: Photographic Materials and Moving Images, circa 1940-circa 1980s (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 4-6)
Biographical / Historical:
Craig Kauffman (1932-2010) was an artist and educator in Los Angeles, California.

Kauffman was born in Los Angeles to Judge Kurtz and Margaret Kauffman. He attended the University of Southern California School of Architecture in Los Angeles before transferring to the University of California in Los Angeles where he received both his bachelor's degree in 1955 and master's degree in 1956.

After several years working from a San Francisco studio and associating with the leading Bay Area artists, he returned to Southern California where he became an original member of the legendary Ferus Gallery group that included artists John Altoon, Ed Moses, Ed Kienholz, Billy Al Benston, Robert Irwin, Larry Bell, and Ed Ruscha. The group was founded by Kienholz and Kauffman's high school friend Walter Hopps. Beginning as an abstract expressionist, Kauffman quickly became known as one of California's leading finish-fetish and, later, light and space artists because of his minimalist styled vacuum-formed wall sculptures using acrylic plastics.

Kauffman began teaching art at the University of California, Irvine in 1967 and retired in 1994. He was also an instructor at the School of Visual Art in New York. Throughout his career, Kauffman was an avid traveler and spent much of his retirement living in the Philippines while continuing to exhibit and create new works.

Kauffman died in Angeles, Philippines in 2010.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Lisa Adams letters from Craig Kauffman, 1986-1991.
Provenance:
The Craig Kauffman papers were donated 1997 by Craig Kauffman.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- California  Search this
Educators -- California  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionist  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Motion pictures
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Citation:
Craig Kauffman papers, 1946-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kaufcrai2
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Craig Kauffman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kaufcrai2

Vytlacil, Vaclav - Wall, William A.

Collection Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Container:
Box 71, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972
1989-2006
Series Restrictions:
Artwork Files (Boxes 63-71, 94-95) and some photographic materials (Boxes 93 and 101) are ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Graham & Sons records
James Graham & Sons records / Series 4: Artwork Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jamegras-ref1661

Hoffman La Roche Research Towers, Nutley, NJ, Plastic and Bas Relief Wall (1964)

Collection Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Container:
Box 93, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Series Restrictions:
Artwork Files (Boxes 63-71, 94-95) and some photographic materials (Boxes 93 and 101) are ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Graham & Sons records
James Graham & Sons records / Series 10: Photographic Materials / Fogel, Seymour
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jamegras-ref2192

Bill Pencek and Bill Heil are among the growing number of young professionals who are buying and restoring homes in Butchers Hill. They have retained the original walls, floors, and interior details. New wall and floor coverings, paint and chandeliers are selected with great care after much research.

Artist:
Joan Clark Netherwood, born York, SC 1932-died Joppa, MD 2021  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm) image: 10 × 10 in. (25.4 × 25.4 cm)
Type:
Photography
Date:
1980
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the East Baltimore Documentary Photography Project
Object number:
2020.68.24
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c6a83fec-ca11-404d-9e49-4aecf081a445
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2020.68.24

Littlest Cowboy chaps

Producer:
Sidney, George  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 37 1/4 in x 29 1/2 in x 3 in; 94.615 cm x 74.93 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
Display Case
chaps
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Date made:
1924
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Credit Line:
Corinne Entratter Sidney
ID Number:
2004.0166.05
Accession number:
2004.0166
Catalog number:
2004.0166.05
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Movie Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8588-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1276340
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Kiss Me Kate set diorama

Producer:
Sidney, George  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 6 7/8 in x 21 7/8 in x 13 1/2 in; 17.4625 cm x 55.5625 cm x 34.29 cm
Object Name:
Diorama
Place made:
United States: California, Culver City
Date made:
1953
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Credit Line:
Corinne Entratter Sidney
ID Number:
2004.0166.06
Accession number:
2004.0166
2004.0166
Catalog number:
2004.0166.06
2004.0166.06
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Movie Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8589-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1276341

Swimmer on Command Module

Artist:
Mitchell Jamieson  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Charcoal and Ink on Paper, Monoprint
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 34.9 x 27.9cm (13 3/4 in. x 11 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1969
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780435000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv97706364a-8491-415f-bee6-9eea55843096
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19780435000
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Simulated Departure of Presidential Party

Artist:
Mitchell Jamieson  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Ink and Conté Crayon on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 x 41.9cm (11 in. x 16 1/2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1969
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780442000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv91b83b2da-6e24-474f-98b5-a49774d84016
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19780442000
Online Media:

Drawing, Conté Crayon on Paper

Artist:
Tom O'Hara  Search this
Medium:
Drawing, Conté Crayon on Paper
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.6 × 35.6cm (10 7/8 in. × 1 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
ART-Drawings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1972
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19780555000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9724991d3-556d-4323-940c-ba8d975bdfd4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19780555000
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Cdr. Helgeson, Air Officer

Artist:
Chet Jezierski  Search this
Medium:
Painting, Watercolor and Conté Crayon on Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 33 × 43.2cm (1 ft. 1 in. × 1 ft. 5 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1972
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19760454000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9bda1d815-d067-41e8-865b-4cfc9f406c51
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19760454000
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The Great Balloon, or Whig Aerostation

Publisher:
E. Lloyd  Search this
Medium:
Print, Wood Engraving on Paper, Colored
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 43.2 x 22.9cm (17 x 9 in.)
Type:
ART-Prints, Original
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Credit Line:
Gift of Harry F. Guggenheim
Inventory Number:
A19680054000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv910b97ced-9931-470b-b962-1efc490c2e15
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680054000
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Athena

Manufacturer:
Piazza Prints Inc., New York, NY, founded 1946  Search this
Designer:
John Rombola, American, b. 1933  Search this
Medium:
Screen-printed paper
Type:
Wallcoverings
Sidewall
Object Name:
Sidewall
Made in:
New York, USA
Date:
1968
Credit Line:
Gift of The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology
Accession Number:
1998-75-176
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Wallcoverings Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq47804f272-74c0-41b9-ac2e-78494d427ac7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1998-75-176

Travelogue

Manufacturer:
Piazza Prints Inc., New York, NY, founded 1946  Search this
Designer:
John Rombola, American, b. 1933  Search this
Medium:
Screen-printed vinyl
Type:
Wallcoverings
Sidewall
Object Name:
Sidewall
Made in:
New York, USA
Date:
1963
Credit Line:
Gift of The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology
Accession Number:
1998-75-177
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Wallcoverings Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b833afa1-5cd4-4e3d-bcec-1d21db6fd73d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1998-75-177

Alice in Wonderland

Manufacturer:
Piazza Prints Inc., New York, NY, founded 1946  Search this
Designer:
John Rombola, American, b. 1933  Search this
Medium:
Screen-printed vinyl
Type:
Wallcoverings
Sidewall
Object Name:
Sidewall
Made in:
New York, USA
Date:
1968
Credit Line:
Gift of The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology
Accession Number:
1998-75-180
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Wallcoverings Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq46bbc63f6-386f-4f60-a485-13727ca60716
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1998-75-180

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