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Urn & pedestal, "King No. 1" pattern with handles

Manufacturer:
Kramer Brothers Foundry Company  Search this
Medium:
Cast iron, paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 65 × 58 × 37 in. (165.1 × 147.3 × 94 cm)
Urn: 40 1/4 × 12 1/2 × 12 1/2 in. (102.2 × 31.8 × 31.8 cm)
Pedestal: 20 3/4 × 13 1/2 × 13 1/2 in. (52.7 × 34.3 × 34.3 cm)
Style:
Renaissance Revival
Type:
Urns
Origin:
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Date:
ca.1890-1940
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
pedestals  Search this
urns  Search this
Cartouches, Ornamental (Decorative arts)  Search this
Coquillage  Search this
Design elements  Search this
Design elements  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
handles: finish hardware  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Rococo Revival  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection. Gift from Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Folger and the Folger Fund.
Accession number:
1987.007.a, b, c, d, e, f
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4d985c444-5c6f-4a8e-be4d-afb2893cac33
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1987.007.a__b__c__d__e__f

Foundation stone for a house built by Lawrence B. Brown

Created by:
Lawrence Bernard Brown, American, 1856 - 1941  Search this
Subject of:
Historic L.B. Brown House Museum, American, founded 1892  Search this
Medium:
stone
Dimensions:
Overall with Weight: 21 1/8 × 12 × 14 1/2 in., 140 lb. (53.7 × 30.5 × 36.8 cm, 63.5 kg)
Type:
piers (foundation components)
Place collected:
Bartow, Polk County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1890-1940
Topic:
African American  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Building Arts  Search this
Business  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Housing  Search this
Labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Historic L.B. Brown House Museum, Bartow, Florida
Object number:
2015.196
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Buildings and Structures
Exhibition:
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d33126b6-5773-4399-a485-48584939560b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.196

Cass Gilbert Collection

Creator:
Valentine, P. O. (33 Homestead, Park, Newark)  Search this
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934  Search this
Belden & Company (45 Clinton Street, Newark, N.J.)  Search this
Source:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
Names:
New York Life Insurance Building.  Search this
Seaside Sanatorium (Waterford, Conn)  Search this
Supreme Court Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Woolworth Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet (71 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Business records
Clippings
Contracts
Personal papers
Photographs
Pastels (visual works)
Pencil works
Pamphlets
Booklets
Specifications
Correspondence
Statistics
Sketchbooks
Date:
1897-1963
bulk 1897-1936
Scope and Contents:
The contents of the collection date from 1897 to 1936. The bulk of the collection consists of loose-leaf binders of photo prints of forty-one Cass Gilbert buildings under construction between 1908 and 1936. (This represents less than half of his firm's total output.) The volumes are arranged alphabetically by name of building. A few additional photo prints of buildings under construction are found in the unbound materials.

The collection also includes correspondence (1919-1932), contracts, statistical data, news clippings, booklets, and other miscellaneous Gilbert papers. There are three volumes of correspondence, specifications and blueprints, 1932-1935, for the construction of the U.S. Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. Also included are twenty pencil and pastel sketch books of Gilbert's travels in Europe, 1897 to 1932, and miscellaneous loose sketches (including photo prints and negatives of his studies for the George Washington Bridge. The photographic prints are mostly mounted on cloth in loose-leaf binders. Some of the photographers are identified, although many are not. Photographers included P.O. Valentine of 33 Homestead Park, Newark, New Jersey.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged into six series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1919-1932

Series 2: Personal Papers, 1914-1963

Series 3: New York Life Insurance Building Contracts, 1934-1935

Series 4: Woolworth Building, 1911-1913

Series 5: Sketches and Sketch Books, 1897-1932

Series 6: Photoprints, 1908-1936
Biographical / Historical:
Cass Gilbert, 1859-1934, was a prominent American architect best known for his commercial and public buildings. Gilbert was born in Zanesville, Ohio and educated in St. Paul, Minnesota. After only a year of study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and subsequent travels in Europe, he began working for the New York firm of McKim, Mead, and White in 1880. In 1883 he returned to St. Paul where he practised briefly with James Knox Taylor, a classmate at M.I.T., designing private homes, churches, and commercial buildings. His first major commission was the Minnesota State Capitol (1895), which he modeled after the National Capitol and the dome of St. Peter's, Rome. Gilbert returned to New York in 1899 when he won the prized commission for the design of the U.S. Customs House. This was followed by many other major projects. The most famous of these was the Woolworth Building in New York (1913); with its fifty‑five stories and Gothic ornament it is considered Gilbert's greatest achievement. Firmly supportive of the European tradition and eastern academic architecture, Gilbert continued his numerous and successful designs until his death in 1934. Among his many familiar public buildings are the Treasury Annex and the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, the state capitol buildings of West Virginia and Arkansas, and the public libraries of St. Louis and Detroit.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

Library of Congress

Cass Gilbert Archive, 1890-1939

Montana Historical Society

Cass Gilbert Papers, 1902-1910

Oberlin College Archives

Cass Gilbert Collection, 1903-1984, 2000

University of Minnesota, Archives and Special Collections

Cass Gilbert Collection, 1909-1910

United States Supreme Court, Office of the Curator
Provenance:
Gift of Emily Gilbert and Cass Gilbert, Jr. through Mr. Silvio Bedini, November 30, 1961, January 15, 1962, and later in 1962.
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:
Engineering -- 1890-1940 -- U.S.  Search this
Bridges -- 1890-1940  Search this
Civil engineering -- 1890-1940 -- U.S.  Search this
Civil engineers  Search this
Commercial buildings -- 1890-1940 -- U.S.  Search this
Architects -- 1890-1940  Search this
Architecture -- 1890-1940 -- United States  Search this
Public architecture -- 1890-1940 -- U.S.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 1890-1940
Business records -- 1880-1950
Clippings -- 1900-1950
Contracts -- 1890-1940
Personal papers -- 1890-1940
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Pastels (visual works)
Pencil works
Pamphlets
Booklets
Specifications
Correspondence -- 1900-1950
Statistics
Sketchbooks -- 1890-1940
Citation:
Cass Gilbert Collection, 1897-1936, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0214
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Cass Gilbert Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0214
Online Media:

Alson Skinner Clark papers

Creator:
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949  Search this
Names:
Clark, Medora  Search this
Extent:
7.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Diaries
Glass negatives
Date:
1870-1971
bulk 1890-1940
Summary:
The papers of painter and muralist Alson Skinner Clark measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1870 to 1971, with the bulk of the material from 1890 to 1940. Clark's career is documented through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, galleries, and dealers; eleven diaries by the artist as well as 16 by his wife Medora Clark; stories and essays by Medora; financial records and business files of art and civilian concerns; assorted printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements, maps, news clippings (singly and in scrapbooks), advertisements, and ephemera; and photographs of the artist, his friends and family, studio, travels, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and muralist Alson Skinner Clark measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1870 to 1971, with the bulk of the material from 1890 to 1940. Clark's career is documented through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, galleries, and dealers; eleven diaries by the artist as well as 16 by his wife Medora Clark; stories and essays by Medora; financial records and business files of art and civilian concerns; assorted printed material including exhibition catalogs and announcements, maps, news clippings (singly and in scrapbooks), advertisements, and ephemera; and photographs of the artist, his friends and family, studio, travels, and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1890-1958 (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1895-1962 (Boxes 1-2; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1889-1922 (Boxes 2-4; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1900-1962 (Boxes 4-5; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1889-1930 (Boxes 5, 8; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1890-1971 (Boxes 5-6; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1910-1920 (Box 6; 2 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1885-1935 (Boxes 6, 8, 9; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1902-1955 (Boxes 7, 8; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Alson Skinner Clark (1876-1949) was a painter and muralist who travelled and worked in Europe, Mexico, Canada, Panama, and the United States, ultimately settling in southern California.

Clark was born in Chicago, Illinois, and began training in 1891 at the age of 11 at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1896 he studied under William Merritt Chase at the Art Students' League of New York and briefly at the Chase School of Art before moving to Paris to train with James Abbott McNeill Whistler at the Academia Carmen in 1898. Alongside his wife, Medora (married 1902), Clark travelled extensively, painting the landscapes and urban activity of Chicago, New York, Quebec, France, Dalmatia, and Spain.

In 1913, Clark journeyed to Panama to document the construction of the canal, and in 1919, after serving as a military photographer in World War I, he settled in Pasadena, California, where he adopted the landscapes and colonial architecture of Mexico and the American West as subjects en plein air. It was during this time that Clark began to take on work as a muralist, accepting commissions from the local bank and theatre while also embarking on a teaching career at Occidental College and eventually the Stickney Memorial School of Fine Arts, where he served as director.
Provenance:
The 1897 diary, sales notebook, glass negatives, and albums of negatives were donated in 1986 by Joseph Moure, an art historian who purchased the material from occupants of Clark's former studio. The remainder was donated by Clark's son, Alson Clark, in 1989, 1991, 1992, and 1997 and by Clark's grandniece, Deborah Clark, in 2006.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Diaries
Glass negatives
Citation:
Alson Skinner Clark papers, 1870-1962, bulk 1890-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.claralso
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Alson Skinner Clark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-claralso
Online Media:

Imagining New York City : literature, urbanism, and the visual arts, 1890-1940 / Christoph Lindner

Author:
Lindner, Christoph 1971-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
In literature
In art
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2015
Topic:
City and town life--History  Search this
Space (Architecture)--Social aspects--History  Search this
Public spaces--Social aspects--History  Search this
Buildings--Social aspects--History  Search this
Sidewalks--Social aspects--History  Search this
Social change--History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
In motion pictures  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1071343

Maps and Charts, 1890s-1940s

Creator:
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Subject:
Natural History Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
0 cu. ft
Type:
Architectural drawings
Collection descriptions
Maps
Date:
1890
1890-1940
1890s-1940s
Topic:
Crustacea  Search this
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-006
See more items in:
Maps and Charts 1890-1949 [United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229110

American modernism across the arts / edited by Jay Bochner and Justin D. Edwards

Author:
Bochner, Jay 1940-  Search this
Edwards, Justin D. 1970-  Search this
Physical description:
309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
©1999
20th century
Topic:
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Arts, American  Search this
Arts and society--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1084016

Building a borough : architecture & planning in the Bronx, 1890-1940

Author:
Bronx Museum of the Arts  Search this
Physical description:
122 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1986
[1986]
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
City planning  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
NA735.N5B78 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_364775

The architect & the American country house, 1890-1940 / Mark Alan Hewitt ; architectural photographs by Richard Cheek

Author:
Hewitt, Mark A  Search this
Cheek, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 312 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
20th century
Topic:
Country homes  Search this
Architects and patrons  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
NA7561.H4 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_394937

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