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Christina Patoski Holiday Photoprints

Photographer:
Patoski, Christina  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes, 16" x 20")
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Dye destruction process
Cibachrome (tm)
Dye destruction photoprints
Place:
Santa Fe (N.M.) -- Holiday decorations
Brooklyn (N.Y.) -- Holiday decorations
Minneapolis (Minn.) -- Holiday decorations
Sun Valley (Idaho) -- Holiday decorations
New York (N.Y.) -- Holiday decorations
Corpus Christi (Texas) -- Holiday decorations
Denver (Colo.) -- Holiday decorations
Fort Worth (Tex.) -- Holiday decorations
New Orleans (La.) -- Holiday decorations
Dallas (Texas)
Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) -- Holiday decorations
Date:
circa 1973-1992
Summary:
Fourteen color photographic prints by Christina Patoski, depicting front-lawn and front-porch holiday displays (primarily Christmas) in various U.S. cities.
Scope and Contents:
The fourteen photographs in this group are Cibachrome prints from 35mm. Kodachrome slides, documenting front-lawn and front-porch holiday displays (primarily Christmas) in various U.S. cities, including a variety of economic, ethnic, and regional groups, architectural genres, and decorating styles, documenting a "unique seasonal custom found only in America." Several images suggest attempts to broaden the cultural/religious basis of the celebration, combining Jewish traditions with the Christmas decorating tradition. Cities documented are Denver, Fort Worth, Minneapolis, Sun Valley (Idaho), Manhattan and Brooklyn, N.Y., Corpus Christi, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, New Orleans, and Santa Fe.

The Cibachrome prints are horizontal on 16" x 20" paper, with 22" x 28" mats, except for "Holiday Spectacular," which was used on an introductory panel in ta national Museum of American History exhibition, without a mat.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, documentary producer, and journalist, Christina Patoski began photographing front-lawn and front-porch Christmas displays in 1973, in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning with a house on Diaz Street in the Como neighborhood. She called the photograph "Red Extravaganza," and it inspired her to photograph other houses. Driving up and down Fort Worth Streets at Christmastime with her saxophonist husband Johnny Reno, she worked exclusively at night. Concentrating at first on the most elaborate displays, she later sought simpler, more personal decorations, and became more discriminating. She repeated in many areas of the country as part of an ongoing project spread over many years. She is interested in documenting "unusual" elements of popular culture within a variety of topical fields.

She told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "I've seen so much, that for me to stop and take a photo now, it has to be something special… I've noticed, though, that there are a lot of houses decorated this year. And to me, that indicates a sense of optimism… when people decorate, there's a sense of good feeling."

Her photographic technique is simple, employing two fifteen-year-old 35mm cameras and low-speed Kodachrome film, using commercial processing. She has been photographing since she was a child, when her father encouraged her. Graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism, she spent several years in Minneapolis as a dancer, choreographer, and television editor. She returned to Fort Worth in 1976 to work in television news, but since 1979 has been a free-lance writer, radio reporter (contributing to National Public Radio's "All Things Considered), and a producer and writer.

She is interested in documenting unusual elements of popular culture (what she calls "weirdness"), such as her Texas Monthly story, illustrated with her portraits, on Texas women with "big" hair. She maintains files on longhorn steer, pyromaniacs, tornadoes, and cheerleading, and considers herself a "Margaret Mead of popular culture."

Sources Jackie Koszczuk and Janet Tyson, "A Sense of the festive: Photographer captures home-grown Christmas Art," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Section E, December 25, 1993, pp. 1, 4.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Christina Patoski, December 14, 1994.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use onsite by appointment. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Rights:
Christina Patoski retains copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism -- Holiday decorations -- 1970-2000  Search this
Judaism -- Customs and practices  Search this
Christmas decorations -- 1970-2000  Search this
Hanukkah decorations -- 1970-2000  Search this
Housing -- 1950-2000 -- U.S.  Search this
Decorations -- Holiday -- 1950-2000 -- U.S.  Search this
Holiday decorations -- 1970-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 1950-2000
Dye destruction process
Cibachrome (TM)
Dye destruction photoprints
Citation:
[Photograph title], Christina Patoski Holiday Photoprints, 1973-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Copyright Christina Patoski. Gift of the artist.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0508
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Christina Patoski Holiday Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0508

Collage Fabric Madonna

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
fabric and fiberboard
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 7 in. (23.3 x 17.8 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group\female and child  Search this
Religion\Christianity  Search this
Religion\New Testament\Mary  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of the mother, Alice Pike Barney
Object number:
1968.159.344
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Decorative Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7784d4d8f-f498-4f22-9fae-dfb556d155bb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1968.159.344

Sunday Morning

Artist:
Helen Hyde, born Lima, NY 1868-died Pasadena, CA 1919  Search this
Medium:
color woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
image: 10 5/8 x 16 5/8 in. (27.1 x 42.3 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1912
Topic:
Ethnic\Mexican  Search this
Figure group\female and child  Search this
Landscape\time\morning  Search this
Religion\Christianity  Search this
Landscape\Mexico\San Angel  Search this
Object\other\candlestick  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Hyde Gillette in memory of Mabel Hyde Gillette and Edwin Fraser Gillette
Object number:
1992.13.79
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7f68b0009-36c2-4d1a-92ae-cf4fdaa7b18f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1992.13.79

Refuge

Artist:
Frederick Stuart Church, Grand Rapids, MI 1842-New York City 1924  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
45 1/8 x 30 3/4 in. (114.6 x 78.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1912
Topic:
Animal\sheep  Search this
Religion\Christianity  Search this
Monument\religious\shrine  Search this
Figure female\child\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
Object number:
1929.6.16
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk787865f3e-ce66-4936-af44-8dbc5b71e764
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1929.6.16

Enfant de Choeur de Cologne

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on white paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12.9 x 8.4 cm (5 1/16 x 3 5/16 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
United States
Date:
1858
Topic:
Christianity  Search this
child  Search this
United States  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1898.165
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye319ec12aa-040d-4ca8-91a4-dc1ebcee7fff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1898.165

A Christian subject: The Madonna and Child

Artist:
Probably by Farrukh Beg (active early 1580s–1619)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 16 x 11.1 cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Bijapur, Karnataka state, Deccan, India
Date:
ca. 1605-1610
Period:
Adil Shahi dynasty
Topic:
Christianity  Search this
child  Search this
Virgin Mary  Search this
Adil Shahi dynasty (1489 - 1686)  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.155
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3ab29f780-74a9-4b96-8fc6-d4e3b9612469
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.155

Adoration of the Christ Child

Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 27 x 21.6 cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/2 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Golconda, Telangana state, Deccan, India
Date:
ca. 1630
Topic:
Christianity  Search this
Jesus Christ  Search this
Adoration of the Magi  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1907.267
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye312ce6893-7fd5-4b8d-b289-9e238da23d43
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1907.267

Canteen

Medium:
Brass, silver inlay
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 45.2 x 36.7 cm (17 13/16 x 14 7/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Syria or Northern Iraq
Date:
mid-13th century
Period:
Ayyubid period
Topic:
Christianity  Search this
inlay  Search this
birth  Search this
Ayyubid period (1171 - 1250)  Search this
Jesus Christ  Search this
child  Search this
Virgin Mary  Search this
cow  Search this
kufic script  Search this
naskh script  Search this
washing  Search this
Syria  Search this
Iraq  Search this
halo  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
chasing  Search this
hammering  Search this
spinning (metalwork)  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1941.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Freer Gallery 04: Engaging the Senses: Art in the Islamic World
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3736d9f18-1602-4792-9091-fb93799cc06c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1941.10
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Allan Rohan Crite, 1979 January 16-1980 October 22

Interviewee:
Crite, Allan Rohan, 1910-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School  Search this
Society of Independent Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Rambusch (Firm)  Search this
Rambusch Glass and Decorating Company  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212600
AAA_collcode_crite79
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212600
Online Media:

The People of India, Volume One

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Collection Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
Culture:
Hindus  Search this
Christians  Search this
Rajput (Indic people)  Search this
Buddhists  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03 1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Indigenous peoples -- South Asia  Search this
Ethnography -- South Asia  Search this
Collection Citation:
The People of India, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Identifier:
FSA.A1990.03, Series FSA A1990.03 1
See more items in:
The People of India A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1990-03-ref1
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The People of India, Volume Eight

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Collection Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
Culture:
Hindus  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Christians  Search this
Malay  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03 8
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Indigenous peoples -- South Asia  Search this
Ethnography -- South Asia  Search this
Collection Citation:
The People of India, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Identifier:
FSA.A1990.03, Series FSA A1990.03 8
See more items in:
The People of India A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1990-03-ref8
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Catalogue for Ecclesiastical art exhibition of contemporary American artists at Tricker Galleries

Subject:
Burnham, Jr., Wilbur Herbert  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1939
Topic:
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11295
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Wilbur H. Burnham Studios records, circa 1904-1991
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11295

Jean Parish Christmas card to James Mullen

Creator:
Parish, Jean, ca. 1925-  Search this
Mullen, James M. (James Martin), 1935-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1975
Topic:
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3744
See more items in:
James Mullen Christmas card collection, [ca.1955]- 2003
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3744

Anton Refregier Christmas card to Jacob Kainen

Creator:
Refregier, Anton, 1905-1979  Search this
Kainen, Jacob, 1909-2001  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1971
Topic:
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11196
See more items in:
Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2009, bulk, 1940-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11196
Online Media:

Werner Drewes Christmas card to unidentified recipient

Creator:
Drewes, Werner, 1899-1985  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1955
Topic:
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7249
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Werner Drewes papers, 1838-2015, bulk 1890-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7249

Don Baum Christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear

Creator:
Baum, Don, 1922-2008  Search this
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
19--
Topic:
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Collage  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11317
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Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers, 1920-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11317
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Madonna and Child in a lLandscape

Publisher:
Force  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 11.5 cm x 16.5 cm; 4 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in
plate: 12.5 cm x 17 cm; 4 15/16 in x 6 11/16 in
sheet: 13 cm x 18 cm; 5 1/8 in x 7 1/16 in
Object Name:
Print
Place made:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Subject:
Christianity  Search this
ID Number:
GA.15745.23
Catalog number:
15745.23
Accession number:
94830
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Religion
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-a762-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1003367

La Vierge, L'Enfant Jesus et St Jean Baptiste

Graphic artist:
Bertinot, Gustave  Search this
Original artist:
Bouguereau, William-Adolphe  Search this
Publisher:
M. Knoedler  Search this
Goupil & Cie.  Search this
Measurements:
image: 36.5 cm x 21 cm; 14 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in
plate: 52 cm x 34 cm; 20 1/2 in x 13 3/8 in
sheet: 61 cm x 43.5 cm; 24 in x 17 1/8 in
Object Name:
Print
Date made:
1879
Subject:
Christianity  Search this
Virgin and Child  Search this
ID Number:
GA.15447
Catalog number:
15447
Accession number:
94830
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-9745-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1003038

Madonna and Child

Original artist:
Maratti, Carlo  Search this
Graphic artist:
Picart, Stephan  Search this
Publisher:
unknown  Search this
Measurements:
support: 46 cm x 35 cm; 18 1/8 in x 13 25/32 in
image: 39.5 cm x 31 cm; 15 9/16 in x 12 7/32 in
Object Name:
Print
Place painted:
Spain
Place print made:
France
Date made:
c. 1700
1665
Subject:
Christianity  Search this
Virgin and Child  Search this
ID Number:
GA.15101
Catalog number:
15101
Accession number:
94830
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-76f1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1002663

Madonna And Child

Original artist:
Schraudolph, Johann van  Search this
Graphic artist:
Enzing-Müller, Johann Michael  Search this
Publisher:
Gypen, Friedrich  Search this
Original artist:
Schraudolph, Johann van  Search this
Graphic artist:
Enzing-Müller, Johann Michael  Search this
Measurements:
image: 30 cm x 24 cm; 11 13/16 in x 9 7/16 in
sheet: 37.5 cm x 29.5 cm; 14 3/4 in x 11 5/8 in
support: 44 cm x 32 cm; 17 5/16 in x 12 19/32 in
Object Name:
Print
Engraving
Date made:
nineteenth century
Subject:
Christianity  Search this
ID Number:
GA.15103
Catalog number:
15103
Accession number:
94830
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-e3a0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1002665

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