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Piotrovsky Medal Presented to Julian Raby

Creator:
State Heritage Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (medal)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Medals
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
One medal presented to Julian Raby.
Arrangement:
In one box.
Biographical / Historical:
Medal dedicated to the centary of the academician Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky (1908 - 1990), presented by the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg,to Dr. Julian Raby on September 18, 2008.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2009.01
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Medals
Identifier:
FSA.A2009.01
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2009-01
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A.W. Bahr Papers

Creator:
Bahr, A. W.  Search this
Names:
Bahr, A. W.  Search this
Cammell, Charles Richard  Search this
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters
Manuscripts
Photographs
Place:
Connecticut
Japan -- Description and Travel
England
China -- Description and Travel
Japan
China
Date:
1919-1957
bulk 1947-1957
Summary:
Abel William Bahr was a coal merchant and general importer born in China who became an important collector of Chinese art. Several books and catalogues have been published about his collection. His papers include numerous drafts and notes about his memoirs as a collector, correspondence with other collectors and photographs of Chinese art objects, from jade to pottery to paintings.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains manuscript drafts and notes for Bahr's memoir, written by Bahr himself and C.R. Cammell, who was also the editor of The Connoisseur magazine. Other papers include correspondence with collectors of Chinese art or other figures in the art world, such as Lord Kitchener, the King and Queen of Sweden, Walter Muir Whitehill, Kenjiro Matsumoto and Senator Theodore Francis Green, among others. The bulk of the collection contains approximately 300 photographs of different Chinese art objects, from jade figurines to pottery to paintings. Most of these photographs are unidentified, but some of them include marginalia that indicate that they were of Bahr's own art objects for publication in books or articles. Photographs which are identified point to art objects also belonging to Bahr. The photographs have been organized based on the object type in the photograph, such as painting, statue or figurine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1 -- Memoirs, [1944-1956]

Series 2 -- Correspondence, 1919-1957 [bulk 1947-1957]

Series 3 -- Clippings, 1948, no date [bulk no date]

Series 4 -- Other Writings, no date

Series 5 -- Images, no date

Series 6 -- Catalog Images, 1935, no date

Series 7 -- Art Object Photographs, no date
Biographical Note:
1877 -- Born in Shanghai to German father and Chinese mother

Circa 1880s -- Educated at St. Xavier's School in Shanghai

Circa 1894 -- Work as a clerk at a wholesale and retail coal merchant's office, left solely in charge during the first Sino-Japanese war, encouraged by backers to start his own business

1898 -- Goes into business with shipping friend, started the Central Trading Company

1900 -- Marries Miss Helen Marion Southey (daughter of Mr. T.S. Southey, in Hong Kong. Working at firm of Hopkins Dunn and Company. Begins construction on his first house, Fairview, outside the settlement on North Honan Road Extension, first son born[?]

1901 -- Recipient of Victoria Medal for his role as a gunner during the Boxer Rebellion (had joined the Shanghai Volunteers)

1908 -- Shanghai Exhibition of Chinese Art, which he helped to organize and which he loaned many pieces from his own collection. Secretary of the Royal Asiatic Society. Publishes a catalogue of the exhibit in 1911, "Old Chinese Porcelains and Works of Art in China: Being Description and Illustrations of Articles selected from an Exhibition held in Shanghai, November 1908"

1909 -- Begins his association with Lord Kitchener; travels with him through China

1910 -- Leaves permanent residence in China, moves to London, England

1911 -- Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Paintings from the Collection of A.W. Bahr, published by the Fine Art Society

1915 -- Applies to Foreign Office in London to go to America. (Involved in the art business; the war had stopped all such activities in London)

1927 -- Private printing of the catalogue, "Archaic Chinese Jades collected in China by A.W. Bahr, now in Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, described by Berthold Laufer"

1938 -- "Early Chinese Paintings from the A.W. Bahr Collection" by Osvald Siren, published by the Chiswick Press

1946 -- Leaves England, with his wife, daughter Edna, two sons and their wives and two granddaughters for Canada

1947 -- Metropolitan Museum of Art purchases Chinese paintings from Bahr, collection of archaic jades exhibited in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Met also publishes a portfolio of the painting, 'Ching Ming Shang Ho, Spring Festival on the River' which Bahr had donated to the museum

1948 -- The Met exhibits Bahr's Chinese paintings. Several Chinese art objects on loan to the Art Association of Montreal and exhibited in the new Far East gallery

1949 -- Tang figurine, paint cakes and Han pottery vase on display at the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology

1950 -- Donates Chinese ceramics to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1951 -- Begins writing his memoir[?]

1952 -- Last visit to London

1954 -- Gets typed draft of memoir. Living in Ridgefield, CT, working with C.R. Cammell

1959 -- Dies
Related Material:
There are no known related materials at any other institution or historical society.
Provenance:
Gift of Penelope Bahr.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Manuscripts
Photographs
Citation:
A.W. Bahr Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Penelope Jane Bahr, November 12th, 2001.
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.14
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A.W. Bahr Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-14
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The Warner Report

Creator:
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Names:
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Extent:
2 Copies (Two copies of a bound volume of 226 typed pages, with 48 mounted silver gelatin prints with captions, 194p, 29 x 22 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copies
Reports
Photographs
Place:
China
Japan
Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
Date:
1915
Scope and Contents:
A report prepared by archaeologist and art historian Langdon Warner on his travels of 1913-1914 to investigate the founding of an American school of Chinese archaeology to be established in Beijing. Warner's travels included Europe, Japan, Korea, China and Indo-China. Warner spoke with scholars, administrators and officials, and travelled to museums and archaeological sites. Warner traveled with his wife. The report contains two parts; the first being a summary of his travels, and the second, a series of recommendations for the proposed school.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1994.07
Other Archival Materials:
2 copies of a later, bound version with additional indexing but no photographs is also available in the Freer Gallery Library, Call No: 907.51 .A5W2.
Provenance:
Gift 1994
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Photographs
Citation:
The Warner Report, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of Katherine Graham, 1994.
Identifier:
FSA.A1994.07
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1994-07
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Oral history interview with Laurance P. Roberts, 1985 July 26-29

Interviewee:
Roberts, Laurance P., 1907-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
New York State Council on the Arts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12943
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212100
AAA_collcode_robert85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212100
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Oral history interview with Daniel Varney Thompson, 1974 September 25-1976 November 2

Interviewee:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Warner, Langdon  Search this
Meeks, Everett  Search this
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Forbes, Edward  Search this
Ivins, William Mills  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Courtauld Institute of Art  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
China  Search this
Painting  Search this
Cave paintings  Search this
Conservators  Search this
India  Search this
Painting, Medieval  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13166
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212102
AAA_collcode_thomps74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212102
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Oral history interview with Irene Rice Pereira, 1968 August 26-27

Interviewee:
Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971  Search this
Interviewer:
Selvig, Forrest  Search this
Subject:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Educators  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13242
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212464
AAA_collcode_pereir68
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212464

Oral history interview with Alfonso Ossorio, 1968 November 19

Interviewee:
Ossorio, Alfonso A., 1916-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Selvig, Forrest  Search this
Subject:
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Signa Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Collagists  Search this
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5517
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212466
AAA_collcode_ossori68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212466

Oral history interview with John Saccaro and Terry St. John, 1974 April 30-November 18

Interviewee:
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12440
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213052
AAA_collcode_saccar74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213052
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Oral history interview with Alvin S. Romansky, 1979 September 17

Interviewee:
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Calder, Sandy  Search this
Blaffer family  Search this
Menil, John de  Search this
Cullinan, Nina J.  Search this
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Collectors  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11762
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213234
AAA_collcode_romans79
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213234

Oral history interview with V. V. Rankine, 1990 Mar. 2-22

Interviewee:
Rankine, V. V., 1920-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Duncan, Augustin  Search this
Pace, Stephen S.  Search this
Halle, Kay  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Richman, Robert  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Renault, Jean  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée  Search this
Penn, Arthur  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Sheridan, Walt  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),  Search this
Denney, Alice  Search this
Leopold, Richard  Search this
Nelson, Wretha  Search this
Graham, John D. (John Dabrowsky)  Search this
Thomas, Dylan  Search this
Russo, Alexander  Search this
Sherman, Saul  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Magruder, Esther  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Dorrance, Nesta  Search this
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)  Search this
Newman, Bonnie  Search this
Truitt, Anne Dean  Search this
Gabo, Naum  Search this
Yektai, Manoucher  Search this
Soyer, Moses  Search this
Kinney, Gilbert H.  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth  Search this
Gorky, Agnes  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Helburn, Theresa  Search this
Kennedy, Kit  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Davis, Gene  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Hare, David  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Merrill, Kevin  Search this
Bader, Franz  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
Gilliam, Sam  Search this
Downing, Thomas  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Youngerman, Jack  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Arts (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jefferson Place Gallery  Search this
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
David Herbert Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12937
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213467
AAA_collcode_rankin90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213467
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Oral history interview with Wilbur D. Peat, 1964 June 25

Interviewee:
Peat, Wilbur David, 1898-1966  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Arts administrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11812
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213722
AAA_collcode_peat64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213722

Oral history interview with Ruth Pershing Uhler, 1965 May 11

Interviewee:
Uhler, Ruth Pershing, 1898-1969  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
Public Works of Art Project (Tex.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painters  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13087
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213736
AAA_collcode_uhler65
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213736

Oral history interview with Gordon M. Smith, circa 1964

Interviewee:
Smith, Gordon M., 1906-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Arts administrators  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12795
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213840
AAA_collcode_smithg64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213840

Oral history interview with John Outterbridge, 1973 January 3

Interviewee:
Outterbridge, John Wilfred, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Bassing, Allen, 1932-  Search this
Subject:
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Powell, Judson  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Coplans, John Rivers  Search this
Sera, Richard  Search this
Puerefoy, Noel  Search this
Di Suvero, Mark  Search this
Dickson, Charles  Search this
Gilmore, Robert  Search this
Alexander, Peter  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
American Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Chicago Academy of Fine Arts  Search this
Compton Communicative Arts Academy  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11485
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214143
AAA_collcode_outter73
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214143

Oral history interview with Berthe von Moschzisker, 1990 November 26

Interviewee:
Von Moschzisker, Berthe, 1915-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Hunter, Anne S.  Search this
Subject:
Baskin, Leonard  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Print Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13077
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214563
AAA_collcode_vonmos90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214563

Oral history interview with Richard Reinhardt, 1991 Aug. 22

Interviewee:
Reinhardt, Richard H., 1921-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Subject:
Fleming, Erik  Search this
Withers, Margret Craver  Search this
Cute, Virginia  Search this
Handy & Harman (Firm)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art.School of Industrial Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Handicraft  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Jewelry makers  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Silversmiths  Search this
Art  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12359
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214621
AAA_collcode_reinha91
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214621

Oral history interview with Lewis W. and Erica Beckh Rubenstein, 1993 February 23

Interviewee:
Rubenstein, Lewis W. (Lewis William), 1908-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Polcari, Stephen  Search this
Subject:
Rubenstein, Erica Beckh  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Vassar College  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Educators  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12718
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215330
AAA_collcode_rubens93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215330
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Oral history interview with Robert O. Preusser, 1991 January-October

Interviewee:
Preusser, Robert O. (Robert Ormerod), 1919-1992  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
White, Minor  Search this
Davidson, Ola McNeill  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School  Search this
Joan Peterson Gallery  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Boris Mirski (Gallery : Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Center for Advanced Visual Studies  Search this
Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Newcomb College.School of Art  Search this
Art Center School (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
University of Houston  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Camouflage (Military science)  Search this
Painting  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13337
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215616
AAA_collcode_preuss91
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215616
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Oral history interview with Mischa Richter, 1994 September 27-28

Interviewee:
Richter, Mischa, 1910-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
Bloom, Hyman  Search this
Steig, William  Search this
Zimmerman, Harold K.  Search this
Barnet, Will  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School  Search this
Yale University.School of Fine Arts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
New masses  Search this
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)  Search this
Painters  Search this
Cartooning  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Cartoonists  Search this
Magazine illustration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12128
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215762
AAA_collcode_richte94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215762
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Oral history interview with Ralph Rosenthal, 1997 February 10-April 7

Interviewee:
Rosenthal, Ralph, 1912-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Hale, Philip Leslie  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Alfred University  Search this
Boston University  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12560
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216050
AAA_collcode_rosent97
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216050
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