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New Wing, Patent Office, Washington, D.C.

Artist:
Kilburn Brothers, active 1865 - 1909  Search this
Associated Institution:
U.S. Patent Office  Search this
Medium:
Stereoscopic albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet (each): 7.6 × 7.7 cm (3 × 3 1/16")
Mount: 8.8 × 17.8 cm (3 7/16 × 7")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New Hampshire\Grafton\Littleton
Date:
c. 1890
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Architecture\Balcony  Search this
Photographic format\Stereograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.POB97
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm490abaa78-a350-47ba-9026-c992384f8aa2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.POB97

[Trade catalogs from D. W. Stockstill & Co.]

Company Name:
D. W. Stockstill & Co.  Search this
Related companies:
National Galvanized Iron Cornice Works  Search this
Notes content:
sheet metal work for architectural purposes
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Washinton, Washington (D.C.), United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_23217
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_23217

[Trade catalogs from James H. McGill]

Variant company name:
"The LeDroit Park Historic District was originally a planned architecturally unified subdivision of substantial detached and semidetached houses designed by James McGill and constructed mainly between 1873 and 1877. LeDroit Park presently contains 50 of the original 64 McGill houses. The remaining brick and frame rowhouses were constructed in the late 1880s and 1890s." Source: "LeDroit Park Historic District" http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/Wash/dc65.htm  Search this
Company Name:
James H. McGill  Search this
Notes content:
Unique [?] Photocopied reproduction of "James H. McGill's Architectural Advertizer" 1879 ; with numerous illustrations and floorplans of houses in Le Droit Park, Washington DC ; includes extracts of building regulations .
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Washington, Washington (D.C.), United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_30386
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_30386

[Trade catalogs from Potomac Red Sandstone Co.]

Company Name:
Potomac Red Sandstone Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Potomac Red Sandstone Co. of Montgomery County, Maryland  Search this
Notes content:
Potomac Red Sandstone
Includes:
Trade catalog
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Washington, Washington (D.C.), United States
Date:
1800s
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_34402
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34402

Souvenir Spoon

Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 cm x 2.2 cm; 3 15/16 in x 7/8 in
overall: 5/8 in x 4 in x 7/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.2225 cm
Object Name:
spoon
Object Type:
flatware
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Place depicted; place owned; place used:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1891 - 1895
Patent date:
1891-03-31
Subject:
Architecture, Historic Residences  Search this
Architecture, Public Buildings  Search this
Building & Architecture  Search this
Mount Vernon  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
U. S. Capitol  Search this
Civil War  Search this
Washington D.C.  Search this
Souvenirs  Search this
Tourist Trade  Search this
Patented  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Arthur Wallace Dunn
ID Number:
DL.63.0204
Catalog number:
63.0204
Accession number:
243466
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-98da-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_302855
Online Media:

Architectural History of the Smithsonian Institution Building, 1846

Subject:
Ewing, Heather Peale  Search this
Ballard, Amy  Search this
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building Great Hall  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building West Tower  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building North Towers  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building Competition  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building Early History  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building Lecture Hall  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building West Wing  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building Apparatus Room  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Seneca Quarry (Md.)
Date:
1846-1970
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Renovations  Search this
Buildings, Construction  Search this
Buildings - construction and restoration  Search this
Architecture, Romanesque  Search this
Architecture, Medieval  Search this
Fire of 1865  Search this
Architecture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Gothic revival (Architecture)  Search this
Museum architecture  Search this
Sandstone buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14431

Architectural History of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, 1889-1992

Subject:
Harris, Albert L  Search this
Clark, Edward 1822-1902  Search this
Emerson, William Ralph 1833-1917  Search this
Hornaday, William Temple 1854-1937  Search this
Mann, William M. 1886-1960  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law 1822-1903  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Elephant House  Search this
Holt House  Search this
Works Progress Administration (WPA)  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Lion House  Search this
Amazonia House  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Construction  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Reptile House  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Carnivora House  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Buildings  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Amazonia Exhibit  Search this
Date:
1889-1992
Topic:
Landscape architecture  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Architecture, Romanesque  Search this
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Architecture, Neoclassical  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14434

Exterior of Renwick Gallery (19th c.)

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Renwick, James 1818-1895  Search this
Ezekiel, Moses Jacob 1844-1917  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
late 19th century
Topic:
SI Buildings  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Statues  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2008-2351and 84-3556
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown (probably not SI?)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5944

Saddle Rug

Collector:
William W. Rockhill  Search this
Donor Name:
William W. Rockhill  Search this
Length - Object:
102 cm
Width - Object:
71 cm
Culture:
Tibetan  Search this
Object Type:
Rug
Place:
Shigatse (Xigazê), Tibet, Asia
Accession Date:
30 Jun 1893
Collection Date:
1880 to 1885
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
027007
USNM Number:
E167206-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/364e895a9-f6f0-4d13-b089-1500f8a2db91
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8347635
Online Media:

W. L. Armstrong Washingtoniana Glass Negative Collection

Photographer:
Minor, Frank (photographer)  Search this
Creator:
Armstrong, W. L., Mrs.  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution -- 1880-1890  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Wet collodion negatives
Aerial views
Photographs
Place:
Washington D.C. -- photographs -- 1860-1890
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Hains Point (Washington, D.C.) -- 1880-1980
Manassas (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Date:
1865-1885
Summary:
Glass plate negatives of views of Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia.
Scope and Contents:
11 8" x 10" and 10 4" x 5" glass photonegatives, some marked "1885", one marked "1865" and "Libby Prison"), but most seem from ca. 1885; silver gelatin except two silver collodion plates, one of which bears the "1865." The large plates were stored in a nineteenth-century wooden, grooved plate box (now stored separately). Images depict buildings and sites in Washington, D.C., including: aerial or bird's-eye views possibly taken from the (unfinished?) Washington Monument; the Manassas Panorama building with the completed (capped) Monument visible in the background; Washington street scenes, especially Pennsylvania Avenue; the Smithsonian castle; the U.S. Capitol; the White House; and dredging operations to create Hains Point.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer(s) and circumstances of creation unknown.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. W. L. Armstrong, February 3, 1986.
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:
Streets -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) -- 1880-1890  Search this
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.) -- 1880-1890  Search this
Waterfronts -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Dredging -- 1880-1890 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Cycloramas -- 1880-1890  Search this
Cities and towns -- 1880-1890  Search this
Capitols -- 1880-1890  Search this
Buildings -- 1880-1890 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Architecture -- 1880-1890 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Libby Prison -- 1880-1890  Search this
Paintings -- 1880-1890  Search this
Panoramas -- 1880-1890  Search this
Genre/Form:
Wet collodion negatives
Aerial views -- 1880-1890 -- Washington (D.C.)
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- Collodion -- 19th century
Citation:
W. L. Armstrong Washingtoniana Glass Negative Collection, 1865-1885, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0183
See more items in:
W. L. Armstrong Washingtoniana Glass Negative Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82ed09348-d357-44a7-b496-9fe006dfb69f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0183
Online Media:

Arpee Album: Photograph of the Talar-i Salam or Talar-i Takht (Throne Room) Including Takht-I Tavoos or the Peacock Throne, at the Kakh-i Gulistan (Gulistan Palace Complex), Tehran (Iran)

Topic:
Early Photography of Iran
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Names:
Kākh-i Gulistān (Tehran, Iran)  Search this
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (b&w, 20.7 cm. x 14.4 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
1880 - 1890
Scope and Contents:
"The photograph depicts the famous Peacock throne of Gulistan palace in the throne room or Talar-i Salam. Takht-i Tavoos (Peacock Throne) is a later name of Takht-i Khurshid or the Sun Throne. Erroneously the name of the Throne as the peacock throne equated it with the famous Indian throne of Shah Jahan and Nadir's war booty from India, whereas Takht-i Khurshid - visible in this image - was ordered by Fath Ali Shah Qajar around 1800s and built by an Isfahani artist known as Haji Muhammad Hussayn Khan Sadr. The name of the throne changed to the Peacock Throne after Fath Ali Shah's marriage to Tavoos Khanum, his favorite wife. The marriage was celebrated on this particular throne. In the occasion of various royal celebration - such as Salam-i Nawruzi - the throne would be moved out of the palace and into the Iwan-i Dar al-Imara (later known as the hall of Takht-i Marmar or the marble throne) and would be the seating place of the Qajar kings of the time.Talar-I Takht or Throne room of Gulistan palace housed the famous Peacock throne and was the offical reception room of the palace. Located on the northwest side of the complex, the room was initially designed as a museum but was later known for its primary use as the official reception room of the palace. The construction of the new complex and the throne room staretd in 1874 and concluded two years later in 1876. It was then decorated with the extensive collection of foreign gifts and local/Iranian artefacts of the palace. The room is currently used as a museum as well." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo condition reads, "Albumen print, faded on the outer boundaries."
- Handwritten Cyrillic signature in white (inked), probably by Antoin Sevruguin reads: "Cebpróôun."
Arrangement:
Page fourty-three of an album of 99 mounted albumen prints with attractive leather covers and embossed green star-and-crescent design.
Biographical / Historical:
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2011.03 A.43a
General:
Title and Summary notes are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg research specialist.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Qajar dynasty, -- Iran, -- 1794-1925  Search this
Royalty (Nobility)  Search this
Thrones  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A2011.03, Item FSA A2011.03 A.43a
See more items in:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc39dfa3d37-ebaa-4651-b0b2-18020b1418b7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2011-03-ref125

Arpee Album: Photograph of the Iwan-I Takht-I Marmar Including the Marble Throne, at the Kakh-i Gulistan (Gulistan Palace Complex), Tehran (Iran)

Topic:
Early Photography of Iran
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Names:
Kākh-i Gulistān (Tehran, Iran)  Search this
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (b&w, 21.3 cm. x 14.6 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
1880 - 1890
Scope and Contents:
"The marble throne, as depicted in this photo, was designed by Mirza Baba Shirazi Naqashbashi on the orders of Fath Ali Shah Qajar and in 1806. The throne was later built upon this design by an artisan called Muhammad Ibrahim, whose name is carved on the statues of the corners of the throne. The throne is placed on the statues of three angels, six demons and eleven twisted columns, some underneath the bed and some surrounding it. The marble eventually replaced the peacock throne in the open balcony of Gulistan palace, called Iwan-i Takht (The terrace of the throne)." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo condition reads, "Albumen print, faded on the outer boundaries."
- Faded handwritten Cyrillic signature in white (inked), probably by Antoin Sevruguin reads: "Cebpróôun."
Arrangement:
Page fourty-three of an album of 99 mounted albumen prints with attractive leather covers and embossed green star-and-crescent design.
Biographical / Historical:
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2011.03 A.43b
General:
Title and Summary notes are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg research specialist.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Qajar dynasty, -- Iran, -- 1794-1925  Search this
Royalty (Nobility)  Search this
Thrones  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A2011.03, Item FSA A2011.03 A.43b
See more items in:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc33acb8dde-3559-45aa-a352-2dd1de2c01ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2011-03-ref126

Arpee Album: Photograph of Imarat-i Atabak (Atabak's Palace), Tehran (Iran)

Topic:
Early Photography of Iran
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Names:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (b&w, 20.4 cm. x 13.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
1880 - 1890
Scope and Contents:
"The park and palace of Atabak was built between 1886 and 1888 on the orders of Mirza Ali Asghar Khan, The second Amin al-Sultan and the chief minister of Nasir al-Din Shah. After Amin al-Sultan's assassination in 1907, the complex, which was a debt collateral with Russian Bank for discounted loans to Amin al-Sultan, was repossessed by the bank and used as the Russian Embassy. The building was destroyed in fire in 1922. Originally only a one storey building, Imarat-i Atabak was renovated around 1900 (based on the earliest published account) to add a second storey to the building. The photo must have been taken after this addition." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo condition reads, "Albumen print, faded on the outer boundaries."
- Handwritten Cyrillic signature in white (inked), probably by Antoin Sevruguin reads: "Cebpróôun."
Arrangement:
Page fifty-nine of an album of 99 mounted albumen prints with attractive leather covers and embossed green star-and-crescent design.
Biographical / Historical:
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2011.03 A.59a
General:
Title and Summary notes are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg research specialist.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A2011.03, Item FSA A2011.03 A.59a
See more items in:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3d720981a-73df-4620-bab1-4f68aebc66c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2011-03-ref151

Arpee Album: Photograph of Talar-i Salam or Talar-i Takht (Throne Room), in the Kakh-i Gulistan (Gulistan Palace), Tehran (Iran)

Topic:
Early Photography of Iran
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Names:
Kākh-i Gulistān (Tehran, Iran)  Search this
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (b&w, 21.3 cm. x 15.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
1880 - 1890
Scope and Contents:
"The photograph depicts the throne room or Talar-i Salam with the view of the throne.Talar-I Takht or Throne room of Gulistan palace normally housed the famous Peacock throne and was the offical reception room of the palace. Located on the northwest side of the complex, the room was initially designed as a museum but was later known for its primary use as the official reception room of the palace. The construction of the new complex and the throne room staretd in 1874 and concluded two years later in 1876. It was then decorated with the extensive collection of foreign gifts and local/Iranian artefacts of the palace. The room is currently used as a museum as well." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo condition reads, "Albumen print, faded on the outer boundaries."
- Faded handwritten Cyrillic signature in white (inked), probably by Antoin Sevruguin reads: "Cebpróôun."
Arrangement:
Page sixty of an album of 99 mounted albumen prints with attractive leather covers and embossed green star-and-crescent design.
Biographical / Historical:
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2011.03 A.60a
General:
Title and Summary notes are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg research specialist.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Palaces  Search this
Qajar dynasty, -- Iran, -- 1794-1925  Search this
Royalty (Nobility)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A2011.03, Item FSA A2011.03 A.60a
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Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc39ee1dbf1-70cf-4fef-bd5a-b2417044cc4e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2011-03-ref153

Photograph of Imarat-i Atabak (Atabak's Palace), Tehran (Iran)

Topic:
Early Photography of Iran
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Names:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (b&w, 20.5 cm. x 15.2 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
1880 - 1890
Scope and Contents:
"The park and palace of Atabak was built between 1886 and 1888 on the orders of Mirza Ali Asghar Khan, The second Amin al-Sultan and the chief minister of Nasir al-Din Shah. After Amin al-Sultan's assassination in 1907, the complex, which was a debt collateral with Russian Bank for discounted loans to Amin al-Sultan, was repossessed by the bank and used as the Russian Embassy. The building was destroyed in fire in 1922. Originally only a one storey building, Imarat-i Atabak was renovated around 1900 (based on the earliest published account) to add a second storey to the building. The photo must have been taken after this addition." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
- Handwritten Cyrillic signature in white (inked), probably by Antoin Sevruguin reads: "Cebpróôun."
- Handwritten number (inked) reads, "5431."
Arrangement:
One of 62 albumen prints, un-numbered and without any apparent organization, housed in document box and stored on shelves. The 62 photographs were found sandwiched between the front and back covers of a leather-bound album of 19th. century photographs of Antoin Sevruguin. Many of these prints are duplicates of these in the album, and were certainly purchased at the same time.
Biographical / Historical:
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2011.03 B.25
General:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A2011.03, Item FSA A2011.03 B.25
See more items in:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3f291c0d1-5222-4a64-94bb-9a6b8ac87ba4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2011-03-ref26

Arpee Album: Photograph of Maydan-i Naqsh-i Jahan (Naqsh-i Jahan Square) or Chahar Bagh Avenue, Isfahan (Iran)

Topic:
Early Photography of Iran
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Names:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Extent:
1 Albumen print (b&w, 21 cm. x 16 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Date:
1880 - 1890
Scope and Contents:
"The photograph seems to be of the shops in Maydan-I Naqsh-I Jahan, however, a very similar lithograph in Weeks' book,in which the scene is identified as Chahar Bagh Avenue, the avenue behind the square. The Maydan (square), totaling about eight acres, is built in the time of Shah Abbas I, between 1590 and 1595. The square brings together four of the main political structures of the city of Isfahan and the Safavid Empire: the palace, the main friday mosque, the royal mosque and the bazaar. each of the entrances to the four structures are placed on one side of the square space, with the palace and the royal mosque facing each other on the longest sides of the maydan. The square was mainly used for royal, official and military ceremonies during and after Safavid times. The arcade around the square was built a few years after the main construction concluded, housing various cafes and shops from the day of its construction." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo condition reads, "Albumen print, faded on the outer boundaries."
- On the mount, below the photographic print, handwritten caption (inked) in English reads, "'Tea House, Teheran."
Arrangement:
Page twelve of an album of 99 mounted albumen prints with attractive leather covers and embossed green star-and-crescent design.
Biographical / Historical:
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2011.03 A.12b
General:
Title and Summary notes are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg research specialist.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albumen prints
Photograph albums
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A2011.03, Item FSA A2011.03 A.12b
See more items in:
Stephen Arpee Collection of Sevruguin Photographs
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3c5bfa498-4bee-4147-badc-e11b1547f97b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2011-03-ref77

Massachusetts Avenue in the Gilded Age : palaces & privilege / Mark N. Ozer

Author:
Ozer, Mark N  Search this
Physical description:
126 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Massachusetts Avenue (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
2010
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Historic buildings  Search this
Mansions--History  Search this
Rich people  Search this
Architecture, Domestic--History  Search this
History  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1049681

Capital speculations : writing and building Washington, D.C. / Sarah Luria

Author:
Luria, Sarah  Search this
Physical description:
xxxi, 196 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2006
C2006
19th century
Topic:
American literature--History and criticism  Search this
Architecture and literature--History  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Speculation  Search this
Architecture in literature  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
In literature  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_782246

Adolf Cluss, architect : from Germany to America / edited by Alan Lessoff and Christof Mauch

Author:
Lessoff, Alan  Search this
Mauch, Christof  Search this
Cluss, Adolph 1825-1905  Search this
Subject:
Cluss, Adolph 1825-1905 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
184 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
2005
C2005
19th century
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_772841

Creating an American masterpiece : architectural drawings of the Old Executive Office Building, 1871-1888 / edited by Elsa M. Santoyo ; text by Elsa M. Santoyo, Paula Mohr, Mary E. Bellor

Title:
Architectural drawings of the Old Executive Office Building, 1871- 1888
Author:
Santoyo, Elsa M  Search this
Mohr, Paula  Search this
Bellor, Mary E  Search this
Octagon (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Mullett, A. B (Alfred Bult) 1834-1890  Search this
Von Ezdorf, Richard 1848-1926  Search this
United States National Archives and Records Administration Cartographic and Architectural Branch  Search this
Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Washington, D.C.) Designs and plans  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 71 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 x 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1988
C1988
19th century
Topic:
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture, Victorian--Designs and plans  Search this
Buildings--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
NA2706.U6 C912 1988
NA2706.U6C912 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_372514

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